Maybe, like me, you were watching the election returns last night. I hit “refresh” on the New York Times election results page about every five minutes. We decided to distract ourselves with Luke Cage on Netflix because murderous super villains like Stryker are less stressful than watching continuous coverage. After two episodes I hit refresh one more … Continue reading Post Election Playlist
This summer I witnessed the mistreatment and removal of a Black family from a Southwest Airlines flight. You can read more of the story here. Many of us who witnessed this spoke up. Southwest could have responded with heart and set themselves apart, but their response was bland and unhelpful. In spite of this I will … Continue reading A Disappointing Response About Southwest’s Racism
I got my head injury trying to get to an author talk. The Native American Student Cultural Center on campus had brought Sherman Alexie to speak. Smoke Signals is one of my favorite movies and Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, is a poignant and funny young adult book. In my excitement to … Continue reading After My Head Injury, I Spent A Lot of Time Looking At Flowers
The manager came back to our section of the plane, talked with the mother and asked her to leave the plane. The mother expressed some hurt and frustration and the entire family walked off the plane. Both the mother and the daughter had tears in their eyes.
My selfie project started to become bigger than me. I was accepting myself and it was infectious.