"So.....why hasn't your son committed to a school yet for XYZ sport. He's so good, I thought he would have committed by now." - Annoying Trigger Inducing Person. Is she criticizing my son? Is she implying he isn't good enough? I don't know and it shouldn't matter. And yet. I'm triggered. And annoyed. Sigh. We … Continue reading Shrinking Down and Puffing Up: A Mantra revisited
Leaving Neverland isn’t a Disney movie or a sequel to Peter Pan. It’s a horror film in the form of an HBO documentary detailing the tragic sexual abuse of two boys - two little boys aged 7 and 12 - at the hands of Michael Jackson. I cringed while watching all four hours of the … Continue reading Leaving Neverland Broke My Heart.
We are here again. Heartbroken, incredulous. Perhaps some of us are even desensitized. I sure hope not. It hurts. This place of fear and uncertainty. Yes we need thoughts and prayers. We also need to speak up and speak well. We cannot name call and dehumanize even those of us who act inhumanely. By dehumanizing … Continue reading Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?