I don’t go to church. My affiliation with religion has been in name only for several years now, but I still find inspiration and guidance in the words of great books- most of them found in the self help section and written by women. Recently my faith has been shaken by a series of divorce announcements from these writers, […]
The victims are the ones who have to speak out, because no one else will say anything. –Kara Brown, Keep It The #MeToo movement is a call from survivors to recognize that sexual assault happens frequently. Black Lives Matter is a call from black people to have their humanity recognized and valued by society and […]
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. –Will Durant For the last couple weeks, I’ve been starting my day with the Miracle Morning, a specific routine built on the idea that starting your day with a few intentional activities can improve your day and, as a result, your […]
The very concept of immigration is built on smoke and make believe.
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 […]
…if they’ve found a cause that sparks their imagination, ENFPs will bring an energy that oftentimes thrusts them into the spotlight, held up by their peers as a leader and a guru – but this isn’t always where independence-loving ENFPs want to be. -ENFP Profile, 16personalities.com My 16-year-old son is currently obsessed with the Myers-Brigg […]