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: Giving A Voice to the 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?
“Tell me three things you are thankful for.” Jordan Watson sat across from me and a couple of other girls sprawled across her living room floor. We had been sitting there for hours, talking, but the conversation had become pretty dark. We all recently found ourselves in the same sort of uncomfortable place in life, … Continue reading The Practice of Thankfulness
I am not good at being alone. Lately I have been so scared of any time I spend in silence, any time I spend by myself, any time there are no distractions. I have been scared to be alone in the quiet because suddenly my mind is so loud. My mind has been toxic … Continue reading How Free It Is