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Massacre in Charleston, is mental illness to blame?

I fully disagree that mental illness had anything to do with Dylan Roof killing nine people in a Charleston church. People want to write off this level of hatred and harm as some kind of ‘crazy’, but the scary and … Continue reading

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Complicity in violence

We are all complicit in violence, no matter how good our intents are…. I have experienced a lot of violence, but I have also perpetrated a lot of violence. My mere sitting here on unceded territory as a white settler … Continue reading

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Poverty

“Poverty is not simply having no money — it is isolation, vulnerability, humiliation and mistrust. It is not being able to differentiate between employers and exploiters and abusers. It is contempt for the simplistic illusion of meritocracy — the idea … Continue reading

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Dandelion Crazy… I am only as crazy as the world makes me… Just like a dandelion that loses its mind to the wind.

I have been having a lot of conversations recently around addictions, homelessness, mental health, abuse, and the like. Last night I went to an amazing benefit concert around mental health and heard some courageous people tell their stories and all … Continue reading

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In Response to the article “Is it time to stop reading books from white men?”

As a white person, I know I hold a very strong platform for being heard. I would hope that as I work on this blog I am heard for the things I discuss around sexuality, class, ability, and other identities … Continue reading

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On language

The english language is full of euphemisms about the conditions of our lived reality. These euphemisms in and of themselves are a form of violence. To label this society as terroristic to marginalized bodies gets you labeled a radical, not … Continue reading

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I was homeless at 18 during my first year of college (not to mention some of my teen years during high school)… It made it incredibly difficult to function and attend classes. I ended up dropping out for a year … Continue reading

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