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Racism Benefits Me

I Have Benefitted from Racism I am a White woman entering middle age. I consider myself liberal and progressive. I have never considered myself racist. I was raised to be loving and accepting. I thought that was enough. I was never taught or told three little words that shattered my world once I realized their truth.... Continue Reading →

Get Out and Vote!

When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil. -Thomas Jefferson The most important thing we can post this week is just to encourage you to get out... Continue Reading →

Hijabi

I should have known that something was up when my brother-from-another-mother, Lee, asked me if I wanted to go for a hike.  He was busy with his growing family and I was absorbed in my efforts to resist the new Trump administration. However, we were both training for a big hiking trip at Philmont Scout... Continue Reading →

We Must Do Better

"The impact of cancer lingers well after treatment ends. It affects relationships and emotional health. There is no happy ending when a doctor says remission." (- Petrina Hamm) Yesterday I spent a lot of time scrolling through my friend's facebook page after hearing she'd passed away. My frenzied eyes scanned every word, my brain repeated... Continue Reading →

Out of the Ashes

I read volumes about race, sexuality, women’s suffrage, and the myriad ways people can be oppressed. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies. I often wonder if I would have had the courage to face such enormous adversity. Would I have been brave enough to stand in the middle of a... Continue Reading →

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