We see gender as binary because gender is a social construction, which means that we are taught how to behave like a boy or a girl from the time we are born, based on our biological sex as defined by the genitalia with which we are born… Because sex and gender are not synonymous, and because our society is still engaging in gender wars between the constructs of male and female, as a society we are still trying to understand gender identity on multiple levels. This is my experience.
“I believe in a new brand of advocacy where we humble ourselves to our shortcomings and engage in acts of graceful revolution that bring light to the true reality of people’s lives. I believe that if we engage people in their own spaces, teach them to look at injustices as moments that touch all of…
We often get the reminder that we have to start where we are. Whether we are frustrated with the person who cut us off on the road or the slow clerk who is not understanding our request at the store, or we face a crisis that has the potential to change our trajectory in unexpected or unwanted ways, we have to start where we are.
Originally posted on Soul-cialist Tendencies:
Some days we just have to let a few tears out, take care of our most basic needs with healthy food, positive music or literature, and rest. Meditative music and a decision to focus on love and gratitude for those blessings in disguise from earlier times in our lives can be extremely…
I have been seeing more social media posts and questions regarding the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain than ever on the subject of suicide, and it stirs up a lot of deep emotional stuff for me. Most of what I read is well-intentioned and perfectly valid but still, possess an ignorant and even harmful bias and privilege that I cannot ignore.
there is a middle ground between the extremes of faith and fear from which we can use both to find our resources and create the change we need in our lives.
We live in a world where it is so difficult to discern the best ways to approach social problems, primarily because we think in dichotomous terms (meaning either/or), and don’t allow for multiple solutions, middle of the road solutions, or culturally appropriate solutions. We also live in a world full of contradictions, and we don’t…
Love is the only freedom that allows us to be fully human with one another
Rape Culture isn’t going away. It is another shameful part of our culture and history that we need to address, and it takes all of us to find our voice, to learn and speak up about it.
#metoo = #we’reallinthistogether
What I’ve found is that gratitude is the key to being patient with myself and with the world around me. When I sit in a place of gratitude, even for the negative experiences in my life from which so many opportunities have taken root, I am able to hold space for the patience, curiosity and tenacity necessary to nurture those opportunities into fruition.