I recently reposted a post from my Facebook memories featuring a quote from John F. Kennedy. The quote: "Let us not seek the Republican answer, or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." This quote… Continue reading Your Voice Matters
I quit. I quit trying to fit in. We're conditioned to think that being "in" is what's best when in reality resisting conformity passes the test. I quit. I quit trying to join in with segregated groups-- these organized groups commitment to one view and one way and that is never how I feel on… Continue reading I Quit.
There are so many things stacked against us… each one of us. There is no one person or group of people excluded. No matter what subgroup of human being you identify yourself as, you and the world is against you. The world says that beauty is thin and fair-skinned. You hate yourself because your image… Continue reading You v.s. You + the world
I remember growing up and having friends who were mixed race and listening to them talk about the difficulties of filling out those identifying forms. You know the ones here in the US where you can only check one box for Caucasian, Black or African American, Native American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American, etc. It… Continue reading We are one.
I’ve had a few “woe is me” moments in the past few weeks. I have been feeling down because I was feeling alone. I felt like I hadn’t a friend in the world and that the troubles on my shoulders were getting larger and larger because I was taking in the emotions of others around… Continue reading What motivates you?
My first job was at Planned Parenthood. I am talking about my very first job EVER! I started my working career as a peer educator. In New York State, you are required to first obtain your working papers in order to receive a paycheck. I wasn't even old enough to have working papers so I… Continue reading Ignorance is NOT bliss…