Sharisse Coulter Has Awkward Conversations (So You Don’t Have To)

I started a web series of interviews with my friends from diverse backgrounds as a way to resist the current administration’s attempts to divide us. There are a lot of challenging conversations to be had and we don’t all have to come from the same backgrounds or even ever agree on everything. What we needContinue reading “Sharisse Coulter Has Awkward Conversations (So You Don’t Have To)”

It Starts With You

I’ve been thinking a lot these last few days about the state of the world and what we can do about it. And then a friend challenged me to come up with THE solution. Rather than dismiss it as merely an insane idea, I took my own advice: I tried. It’s not THE answer. There’sContinue reading “It Starts With You”

The Girl in the Turquoise Shirt

When I was in high school I spent a week in Tijuana, Mexico building houses for poor people. That trip changed me. Or more precisely, one little girl in a turquoise shirt did. My boyfriend’s church group was going over spring break and they needed more volunteers, preferably who could speak Spanish. I volunteered. Admittedly,Continue reading “The Girl in the Turquoise Shirt”

Privileged

priv·i·lege ˈpriv(ə)lij/ noun 1. a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. I, like anyone, can only know what is normal for me. I have not lived in anyone else’s shoes, and can, at best, glean bits and pieces of their experience of the worldContinue reading “Privileged”