My efforts to stay woke after being blind-sided by a Trump victory have left me broken, sad, and useless in the fight for social justice. It’s time to find balance between idealism and reality so that I can become an effective activist.
About six hours in to a 13-hour solo road trip, I started listening to the audiobook Shrill: Notes from a Loud Women, written and narrated by Lindy West. Roughly five hours later, I had to fight the urge to pull off the interstate, haul out my laptop, and begin typing away on my laptop, so […]
I’ve been struggling for months as this election and mass shootings and bathroom bills and all the issues that make the news cycle spin keep drawing lines across my relationships and through my own view of the world. It’s hard for me to reconcile people I love, like, and respect holding views that, through my lens, seem […]
We were enjoying margaritas and fancy tacos after a gallery event when a friend shared with me one of her most recent projects. “I’m trying to spend more time as… you know… Katie*. The Katie as opposed to the mom.” She went on for a couple minutes about things she didn’t enjoy doing – playing kickball or going to […]