It’s a story that’s been told and a story that’s been lived: those in power pit the poor against the poor. We get distracted fighting over scraps and we forget that we’re actually in this together. Win or lose. Either we’re all about to get really good health care. Or we’re all about to be […]
IDK if you heard but we’re voting republicans out of office today.
“White women are the people I’m most scared of.” -a black woman artist Well that was a hard one to swallow when I read it. And I think that the fact that it was hard to swallow is where it holds truth. I’ve spent a lot of my adulthood supporting (white) feminist causes. But instead […]
So, we’re almost at the year and a half mark. There have been times when I’m really really mad about what is happening. And there have been times, maybe even an entire week here or there, when I forgot that Trump was president. There were weeks when I emailed senators every day and then months […]
I don’t really know where to start with this one. I guess with Kalief Browder who spent three years on Rikers Island, an infamous New York City prison, for nothing. I mean, really, for nothing. Kalief was accused at the age of sixteen of stealing a man’s backpack. He said he was not guilty and he […]
In 1919 the U.S. Congress passed an amendment that doubled the number of people allowed to vote. That’s pretty bold when you think about it: half of the population, previously disenfranchised, showing up to vote. Women were suddenly a political force to be reckoned with. Many predicted that the women’s vote would change politics, drawing renewed […]
At 3am on Wednesday morning when I was going on five hours of sleep and had just learned that Trump would be our next president, my mind went to some pretty dark places. Economic collapse, deterioration of foreign relations, a wall that won’t let people in, people so desperate to get out that Mexico won’t […]