Not even five minutes upon pulling into the campground, there was a middle-aged white woman yelling at us. We passed by this woman and her group in what seemed like slow motion. She all but banged on our windows as she peered inside, yelling angrily into our vehicle. I couldn’t help but wonder if on … Continue reading Camping While Black: We Out Here
In a recent video of Justine Damond teaching a seminar on mind-body healing practices at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, she said that you can learn to impact the reality around you with your powerful self. She clarified that victims of violence are not to be blamed for what happens to them; rather it is about examining the stories you’ve believed about your life, and asking, “how can we begin to write a whole new story for our future?”
I am weary from fighting for my rights and explaining myself to the Church, but I stand firm on the side of Love and Life and Light.
Trigger (n): a stimulus such as a smell, sound, or sight that gives rise to feelings of trauma. I hate the local news. I hate learning stories of muggings and car crashes that happen in my city or in the cities of people I love. I hate turning on the television to see shocking headline after … Continue reading Avoidance vs. Self-Care: The Ethics of Trigger Warnings
Artwork: “Salvage” by Raychelle Duazo Introduction to the Series “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” Jeremiah 2:13 (Italics added.) In Biblical contexts, cisterns were artificial reservoirs for the collection and storage of water. Throughout … Continue reading Queer Asian American Christianity: Refusal, Resistance, and Resurrection (Part 1)
The work of healing the world is taking place on the Internet. And that work should not have to bear an additional burden of languishing in an Internet slow lane, waiting until someone pays an additional toll to release it, full force, into the world.