The Time is Now, The Day is Here

Yes, that’s a Les Mis quote in my title. If any day was created for some dramatics it’s today. It’s sort of surreal that today is here. I remember 4 years ago, living in Tampa, beside myself with confusion and grief compounded by a move to “red” Texas 4 months later where I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Time is Now, The Day is Here”

A Reminder on this MLK Day

A reminder: One quote shared to Facebook on MLK Day isn’t enough especially if his words are twisted to make him out to be some moderate, preaching colorblindness (yes I’m referencing the “color of his skin” quote. It wasn’t a call for slicker racism. Don’t misuse it.) But, if you want a quote that “surprisingly”Continue reading “A Reminder on this MLK Day”

Sedition: The Day After

I don’t have the words. Maybe I don’t need them. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the flagrant display of whiteness at work. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that the same people who carry the flags of a seditious insurrection from the 1800’s support one now. I’m thinking of marginalized folx this morning and howContinue reading “Sedition: The Day After”

Nothing Was Stolen

In my town, and many towns across the nation, people are protesting “the steal.” Because in 2021 it’s more believable that the opposing party orchestrated an elaborate plan to take the Presidency (and not the Senate – major eye roll ) than a majority of the country decided a narcissistic man-child uninterested in the jobContinue reading “Nothing Was Stolen”

Be Careful What You Tweet

My motto for raising children is simple: Don’t raise assholes. I guess you could say my parenting philosophy is, “raise child who are caring, race-conscious problem solvers who understand that inequality hurts us all and are willing to put their comfort aside to help others in the pursuit of actual liberty and justice for all.”Continue reading “Be Careful What You Tweet”

No, Trump Voters Don’t Need Your Sympathy

The title of this blog went from “Stop Scrolling, Start Having Conversations,” to “Time For a New Playbook” to “F Your Respectability Politics,” to “Can We Stop Coddling White People?” to its current iteration. Clearly I have a lot of feelings about how some white Democrats are racing to soothe the hurt feels of peopleContinue reading “No, Trump Voters Don’t Need Your Sympathy”

Anger & Revolution

This morning I woke up thinking about the Rebecca Traister’s book “Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” which I read about a year after 45’s Inauguration. I’m thinking specifically about the part where Traister writes about suburban white women typically voting along with their husbands; feeling secure in their patriarchy adjacent privilegeContinue reading “Anger & Revolution”

I’m Not Going to Post About Amy Coney Barrett

I’m not going to blog about the inevitable Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.Because I know you know it’s utter bullshit. I don’t have to tell you that her “originalist” philosophy is nonsense and disproven by the very fact she is vying for this position. I don’t have to tell you that the fact theContinue reading “I’m Not Going to Post About Amy Coney Barrett”