As I mentioned before, death has been on my mind a lot lately. And I’m not the only one. It seems like too many of my friends and family have been dealing with loss these days. My grandma died this summer. She was 90 years old and we knew she didn’t have much longer, so … Continue reading Death and Dying: The Heart
As you have seen, I'm a big fan of the written note as a form of love and thoughtfulness. It is also a powerful tool for empathy. I recently listened to Branden Harvey's Sounds Good podcast episode with Emily McDowell from earlier this year and it is GOOD. The short version of Emily's story is … Continue reading Emily McDowell & Empathy
This is a follow up to my first post on Police Shootings, so be sure to check it out as well. Police involved shootings are an extremely emotional subject. And why wouldn’t they be? They always involve someone who has been injured or killed as well as someone who puts their life in danger on a … Continue reading More on Police Shootings
A handful of podcast episodes aired lately that all relate to the same thing: police shootings. This is an exceedingly complex and emotional topic for people on both sides. The sides being police and black people (most of the time). And as someone who has not experienced either perspective, it is certainly a bold move … Continue reading Police Shootings
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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