Politics

Ban the Ban

These are strange, dark days in our country. Though a platitude, I keep thinking this feels like the best of times and the worst of times. The bigotry, hatred, racism and isolationist policies swirling around the White House are horrifying and shocking. Watching our communities rise up, work together to resist, motivates and reminds me how beautiful people… Continue reading Ban the Ban

Politics

How We Can Remain Vigilant in the Face of Authoritarianism

As we head into Donald Trump's inauguration, I felt strengthened by this post from Amy Siskind, President & Co-founder of The New Agenda, about keeping track of small and subtle changes that we notice. The point here is to avoid waking up one with without any of our civil rights, thinking "how did this happen?" Of course this harkens… Continue reading How We Can Remain Vigilant in the Face of Authoritarianism

Politics

Bathrobe Mornings

It's MLK day. The news is distressing, hearing our president-elect call NATO obsolete, call civil-rights leader John Lewis "all-talk no-action." I wake up feeling itchy and unsettled. I want to take action against all of this negative jargon, racism, bigotry, hate, and fear-mongering. But I'm sitting in my bathrobe, listening to NPR, drinking coffee, writing a… Continue reading Bathrobe Mornings