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Reflections on Fourth of July

As we each work towards personal freedom and liberation, may we remember that it is also simultaneously the work towards humanities freedom, everyone’s freedom!  They are not separate. This quote from James Baldwin gives me reflective pause and also inspiration… “There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging […]

Juneteenth: Let’s uphold equality together

Juneteenth should not have ever needed to become a holiday date. June 19th should have been a day where all people were already free.  And, because of the evils of slavery, colonization, and white supremacy, I am also deeply grateful for the celebration. It should be a day when people, human beings, no matter the […]

You Belong – A message to remember at all times.

This is one of THE most important messages that I pray every person will remember at all moments of everyday.  YOU BELONG. Say it with your name now.  Say it out loud.  Say it in whatever way you like, be it a whisper/scream/deep/high/singing voice, even if it feels weird: “I, (your name), belong.” You have […]

Two poems that are inspiring me lately

Say ‘Wow’ By: Chelan Harkins   Each day before our surroundings become flat with familiarity and the shapes of our lives click into place, dimensionless and average as Tetris cubes,   before hunger knocks from our bellies like a cantankerous old man and the duties of the day stack up like dishes and the architecture […]