What do you do with your rage and despair?

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 →

Don’t Give Up Your Power.

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 →

Why bother with aesthetics?

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.

The value of persisting

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 →

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