In what feels increasingly like a dystopia, a line from The Hunger Games seems like a fitting place to start. Right now, there is a wave of protest spreading deep and wide. It is astounding. All kinds of people, from those on the perpetual protest circuit to those who’ve never been engaged in anything more... Continue Reading →
When I worked at Borders in Downtown Crossing in Boston (remember Borders?!), I was once reprimanded for asking customers if they needed a bag for their purchase rather than giving them one automatically. I explained my reasoning to the manager (lots of people actually don’t— and never thought about it, and would be just as... Continue Reading →
This isn't a considered and nuanced post with researched and edited points. It's Old School Blogging: brain dumping, hitting publish, and consequences be damned. Sorry not sorry. So read on at your own risk! Ready for Real Talk? OK. How do I exist in a world where working to make incremental progress towards decreasing oppression... Continue Reading →
You can’t please everyone. You will offend people. People will disagree with you. People will criticize you. This is true whether you care about it or not. There, isn’t that freeing? Burn bright. Who cares?? Photo by Markus Spiske Jeff Bezos is widely credited with saying “if you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or... Continue Reading →
Is there something happening in our brains that is separate from our conscious awareness and our intellect? Maybe we don’t all have the structures needed to comprehend beauty. Maybe it resists structure.
When I was a teenager, I was part of a dance class— there were six or seven of us who were a core group. We had started as beginners and developed together. The teacher gave us a pep talk one day, saying that everyone had a distinct strength to offer— Allison had perfect feet and... Continue Reading →