Today I spent the day at work where I encourage people to learn how climate change is relevant to them and how to take small steps to reduce the damage their lifestyles inflict on the planet. This is the easiest thing I do in my life. Today I told my boss that I needed a … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Mom (Pride Month Isn’t All Rainbows)
There have been moments in parenting I always assumed would be inevitable - things I looked forward to as markers of being a mom, not just of my kid’s growth. Stuff like their first steps and first words, saying goodbye as I dropped them off at their first home away from me, and the opportunity … Continue reading The Big Secret
One night many years ago, I was home reading on a quiet suburban street when a car engine fired violently and roared down the hill, transmission screaming and gears grinding. Frowning, I set the book down just as the sharp squeal of tires turned into the unmistakable sound of the car rolling; its glass shattering and metal … Continue reading On Car Wrecks and Hate Speech: Moving Through Shock
I drove to work today bathed in the thick scent of cheap cologne. It was the smell of violation and it made my stomach lurch. This morning I opened my car door to find the contents of my console emptied onto the seat, my homemade cds rifled through, my cheap sunglasses examined … Continue reading How Do We Feel Safe In an Unsafe Place?