“Live simply so that others may simply live” bell hooks
Dear Social Media, I really don’t know what to think about you. I’ve watched the Social Experiment and I agree you know how to interact with me and you know what I like. You always keep me coming back for more. I don’t hate you for it, and just so you know I can liveContinue reading “Social Media 101”
“The lesson here is you can’t expect users to learn. There’s too much fun going on out there on the Internet.” Pete Lindstrom The internet doesn’t spread misinformation, we the users do. We share anything and everything, without proofing it. We get our news from social media rather than the news media. We have everything […]Continue reading “The Rise of the Parallels – Feminism and Pseudo-Feminism — Educational News”
The thing about privilege is, you don’t always know you have it. It doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty and ashamed about who you are. It means you have a responsibility to acknowledge where you have benefited and others have lost out. With the discovery of 215 Indigenous children in a mass grave atContinue reading “Privilege…continued.”
“There is NOTHING wrong with your body, but there is a lot wrong with the messages which try to CONVINCE you otherwise” – Rae Smith A few months ago, the kids wanted me to try on my wedding dress. It didn’t fit. Not even close. I haven’t lost sleep over it, but I would beContinue reading “Body Image, Bathing Suits and the Beach. My perspective.”
“A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place.” Florence Nightingale I noticed last week it was Nurses Week. I wanted to write something special and made a mental note that if I did, I would try to do it in a way that was givingContinue reading “Nurses. You the bomb.”
I have been in a reflective state since I have had the opportunity to go back to school after 10 years to pursue my Masters degree in Social Work. Being back in school has deepened my understanding and love for the profession as well as expanded my consciousness for the importance of cultivating healthy communities;Continue reading “My Light…”
I have seen a few posts lately on social media calling awareness to infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss. While I can honestly say I am glad this chapter is over in my life I certainly will not forget it. How could I? It was painful and embarrassing and traumatic. My hope is to normalize theseContinue reading “Infertility, Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss”
As I move further along my journey, self reflection for me as a person and as a Social Worker is important. Why? Because the way I relate to the world isn’t how others relate to the world. I am not talking about shared human experiences right now. I am talking about privilege. Being able toContinue reading “Being. With White Skin. And Change.”
“What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness” Thomas Bailey I sit sometimes and think about my first memory. It always comes to me. I am around 2. We were outside on a summer day. Side door to the garage. Old lawn chair with an Orange Crush underneath it. I remember the blackContinue reading “Love is…Remembering.”
“If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period” Rosie Pope Am I a good mother if you were not conceived in my bed, but conceived in a dish? Am I a good mother if you were not born of my vagina but extracted from my womb? Am I a good mother if you did notContinue reading “Am I a Good Mother?”
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