I’ve been thinking a lot about the roles and contributions of white people during this time. As numerous posters have pointed out, white women voted for Trump. Also white men, obviously, but that makes more sense because they have so little to lose. So when large groups of white women show up to rally, everyone … Continue reading White People & Protesting
Why I (would have if I could have) Marched As everyone knows, on the day after President Trump’s inauguration, a Women’s March took place in cities around the world. And because reproductive rights were part of the original demands expressed, some people think that’s the only reason women marched. Due to a car accident earlier in … Continue reading Marching
It’s funny because I thought I should start off with an easy topic, but it turns out that there really aren’t any easy topics. So why not write about something as complex and painful as racism? Like any "well-intentioned white person," I’m obviously not super comfortable being the one to write about this. AND as … Continue reading RACISM
I know, I know. Podcasts are so TRENDY right now. Everybody loves Serial (season 1), or This American Life, or Radiolab. Trendy or not, there’s a reason podcasts can be such a powerful form of media. Back in March of 2015, after three years of intense and nonstop work, I suddenly had a lot of … Continue reading Why Podcasts?
Ok. So. I started a blog again. It's been a long time coming. What am I going to write about? Great question. Why do you think it has taken me so long to get this thing going? I have to start somewhere, so I guess I should just start with what’s on my mind, right? … Continue reading Oh, Hello.
“Why should I bother reading this?” Honestly, maybe you shouldn’t. I mean, I want you to read it. And I hope you like it. And I hope it is a positive resource for people. But if you’ve got other priorities (like, good ones...not just scrolling through fb and instagram, AHEM), then maybe you should focus … Continue reading Why should I bother reading this?
Just Be Better. I really think this fits in most situations. Someone is annoying the heck out of me? JUST BE BETTER. The 2016 US campaign season? JUST BE BETTER. I’m too lazy to get to an appointment on time? JUST BE BETTER. Customer Service for your cable company? JUST BE BETTER. See what I … Continue reading What’s in a name?