I love books. I love words. I believe in the power of information. Information liberates us from oppression. One of the most effective ways that oppressive dictators throughout history have successfully oppressed their people has been through restricting information. W...
Shortly after my 2nd daughter was born, I was diagnosed with a case of Torticollis. My head and neck were stuck in a static position, staring straight forward. The slightest fraction of movement to the left or right would cause searing pain throughout my head and neck,...
Be kind by being you. This will enable you to be kinder to others.
Be kind by embracing ALL of you. This will enable you to embrace more of others.
Be kind by being gentle with you. This will enable you to be more gentle with others.
Throw kindness all around.
Why did Hillary's 2nd debate shimmy and Michelle's speech shimmy send electrifying chills through me and so many other women? Was it the boldness of the movements? The owning of their bodies? Of their “ness?” Of their wants? What is a shimmy, exactly, I wondered?
I can't say that my mommy-daughter conversations always go as smooth or as successful as the one below. Whether about bodies, food, where the sun goes when it’s dark, or why some people are mean to others for no reason, my daughters stump me. A lot.