I often get overwhelmed when someone asks me to share about my life, my background, and my struggles. There’s no easy place to begin, and often things feel too heavy, too nuanced, and too raw to pour out on the unsuspecting masses. My goal for this post, and any future posts, is that it is … Continue reading The Second Time I Kissed a Woman
A poem by Alex Ike I wonderam I the only one?who finds more comfort under the weight of her blanketthan in the sun that is peaking through my windowasking me to come bask in it?how do I tell the sunthat it is more of a teasethan a joythat I think she is wonderfulI have always … Continue reading Depression
I’ve been called divisive many times, but at some point I’ve decided that it’s not worth it to stay silent, even though I may personally feel more comfortable. In the summer of 2013, Kirsten Purpura left her Indiana home to volunteer for a homeless shelter located in what is considered the "worst" zip code in … Continue reading Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura
Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Amplifying the Voices of Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3
fem·i·nism noun "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." Sometimes when I speak on feminism, I feel as though people are actually hearing me say "I hate men", but I don't. As women, I believe that we have a lot to educate people on about gender expectations, but … Continue reading Gender Equality: For Men Too?