Under Our Bridge (Echo Chambers & How to Escape Them)

(I'm heavily indebted to Justine Toh's work on the post-truth society at House Conference for the basis of all these thoughts.)  There's a bridge in the middle of my hometown, and if you scramble up the wall underneath it, you can comfortably sit there and watch the world go by.  Every word you say echoes … Continue reading Under Our Bridge (Echo Chambers & How to Escape Them)

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Me, You, Her.

Women, can we talk for a minute? It's March 8 and it seems like a good day to chat about breaking a habit that does harm to so many of us... it's found in the simple phrase: "I'm not like other women, I don't do that." Whatever that is, I've found myself being guilty of saying … Continue reading Me, You, Her.

Beautiful You.

You've been taught over your lifetime that to be beautiful is to be the same. You've been taught that to deviate is to disappear from worthiness. You've been taught that your value is formed by the size of your waistline and the smoothness of your skin. You've been sold a lie for the sake of … Continue reading Beautiful You.

Hope.

You, who has a voice that lingers in the back of your mind. You, who has echoes of words that wreaked havoc once upon a time still bouncing in the chasm of your consciousness. You, who has a weight to bear that you would wish upon no one else. You, who finds yourself dragged again … Continue reading Hope.