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two weeks later + i do not accept the “new normal”

23 Nov 2016 culture + art

two weeks ago, i was ready to pull an all-nighter. i had my wine, my popcorn, my twitter feed up on my phone, my tv tuned into the all-night swedish news, and my computer screen streaming nbc. i was ready for an epic night and the first woman president of the united states of america. and, oh was it an epic night. but, i remember the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach when i started to wonder if thingsRead More

10 things Native Americans have taught me

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Today is Columbus Day in the United States. It’s the day that has been traditionally celebrated as the day that “Christopher Columbus, an explorer from Europe, discovered America”. As kids growing up in American schools, we are taught that this is a significant day. In fact, Columbus Day is a national holiday… even now. For US Americans, it has been a day that has stirs national pride because, for white Americans, Columbus DayRead More

fifteen ways nyc teaches me how to live

11 Sep 2016 culture + art, NYC

fifteen years ago today, i was a mere 26 years old. i worked as a special education teacher in asheville, north carolina. i was married to my ex-husband. and i had just been offered a job at a church in a nearby small mountain town. it was a job that i desperately wanted, knowing that, even though it was in a small, rural town, it would open up so many possibilities + opportunities for me. and there was so muchRead More

an idyllic swedish summer weekend

12 Jul 2016 culture + art, sweden

Hello, friends! Happy new week to you all. I’m back from my lovely little weekend off the grid and ready to push through my not-so-tough last week of work. Lucky for me, I am working from home and have been given orders from my boss to take it easy. So, I’ll finish planning things for the upcoming school year from the comfy-ness of my home… with tons of coffee, music, and sunny breaks outside whenever I want. Whoop whoop. I’m alsoRead More

If I stay silent, then I’m an oppressor too

8 Jul 2016 culture + art

I’ve watched both of the videos. The ones where police, in two different states, shoot two black men within 24 hours. Two black men, who for all intents and purposes, we’re not posing a risk or a threat in either situation. It’s fucking sick. And, I have to say, that after I watched Miss Reynolds live stream video of her fianceé, Philando, dying of gunshot wounds in their car and the video of Alton Sterling being shot, I felt aRead More

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