Category Archives: Race, Roles & Rawness

Love, Grief, and Service – Mother’s Day 2017

Oh Mother’s Day. Here we go again. Over the past couple of years it has become undeniable that my relationship with you is not as sweet and simple as one would imagine. Our current status is, “it’s complicated.” For years, as I mothered my young

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Racial Representation Matters

We had a local election for a seat on the school board a couple of nights ago. Two women were running. Both were equally qualified. One was white and the other one was not. Guess who won? Students of color make up 57% of the

Walking White and Checking Myself

I was there. I walked with the crowds on Saturday at the Women’s March. I can’t say I marched, because my energy wasn’t a marching energy…I was walking, observing and wondering. I was there for my children more than anything. Kind of sounds lame, but

Do Negative Messages Work?

I feel like I’m between two worlds of political savvy and some peaced out song about One Love. Yes, with incense too. There was a rally recently at Madison’s State Capitol to protest a couple of laws being proposed that are racist and anti-immigration in nature. My

Stepping into the Ring

I live in Madison, WI and right now there are a couple of anti-immigration bills being proposed. There is a rally scheduled for Thursday at our State Capitol. Of course I’m going. No question about it. And of course I want to voice my opinion