Why I March, With Fearless Listening (Part 2)

  Last week I shared WHY I march for justice and human rights (in this post).   I shined a light on what the stormy sea of pink hats, rainbow-lettered signs, and thunderous chants at the Women’s March represented for me.   I also mentioned that I saw (and see) cracks in the movement. Today…

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Why I March (Part 1)

  Since the 21st of January, there have been marches abound. Globally and locally.   I could focus on all marches and movements, but for this piece I’ll share what sparked for me at the Women’s March, since it led to a rush of reactive rifts that are still alive today.   Two weeks ago, millions…

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SPARK Players are courageous. Here’s why…

SPARK Series: DAY 2 Have you ever felt giddy with excitement and at the same time overwhelmed with nervousness after sharing something big? I know I have. In fact, I did yesterday! After pushing send, I had what I recently learned is called a vulnerability hangover… (I learned about it after reading Brene Brown’s book, Daring…

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It Takes Courage To Stay At The Table

This is a follow-up post to what I wrote on Staying At The Table with loved-ones last week… As anticipated, my letter to tension came in handy. Family and friends, from all walks of life, came together, and emotions ran high. I held Lia’s (my partner, who’s African American) hand tighter than usual under the…

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When Courage Calls, A Poem

  When Courage Calls Courage is calling Courage is calling   I hear her in the distance   Courage is calling   She says I must take my seat at the table   Courage is calling   She says fear can no longer win. She says choosing fear is a privilege.   Courage is calling…

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How To Stay At The Table This Holiday Season

How To Stay At The Table This Holiday Season Holidays have a way of heightening emotion, regardless of what’s going on outside the walls of your kitchen. This holiday season, many of us are wondering: How will I stay at the dinner table with all this tension?   I think it’s safe to say we’re…

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