On Mitch Albom’s piece about Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt

    I just came in from a run and I don't know if I have the energy for this. However, in the age of the internet, where everyone has a platform to say what they want, and when the anger is there and you need the outlet, you yell it out into the ether.... Continue Reading →

Fragmented thoughts on political correctness and appropriation

I don't understand the problem that people have with political correctness. I'm on many sides of this issue. I think it stems from a conversation I had with my boyfriend about how people were outraged with Steve Martin's tweet upon Carrie Fisher's passing. The responses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 Here's one from New York Magazine: https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/813902690073899008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fsteve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 I think Steve Martin... Continue Reading →

Society causes trauma when it is against women’s right to choose

  I stand with Planned Parenthood. ********************* The thing I don't get about trauma is how people tell you to get over it. Stuff happens. Stuff does happen, but it doesn't make it right. It doesn't make it all right. Abuse happened to me through other children, adults I trusted, strangers, and these were all... Continue Reading →

On World Autism Awareness Day

I write this in response to this day because Autism Speaks does not speak for me or my children. (http://tigerbeatdown.com/2012/04/09/autism-speaks-but-you-dont-have-to-listen/) ******************************************************************************** My children have autism. I am their mother. Usually I'd type out, "I am the mother of two autistics," but it always sounded selfish to me. I try to modify the sentence so it's them... Continue Reading →

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