I heard a lot of disappointment from my friends this week. I read a lot of disappointment on the Twitters this week. I saw a lot of disappointed faces grumbling about the election. Good change is like good sex…slow, deliberate, and consensual. Here are the AMAZEBALLS changes that took place this week: Two states sent the first Native American women to Congress.
One state elected it’s first Native American lieutenant governor.
San Juan County, Utah elected two Native American
Back in 2014 I published an article called “Social Justice Advocacy in the Belly of the Beast”. In that article I talked about how the OTHERING of women’s bodies allows lawmakers to pass legislation that, “force a woman to remain pregnant in order to keep her position clear in society, stripping her of her autonomy over her own body.” The OTHERING of women doesn’t just stop with men in power. In fact, the OTHERING of women is largely perpetrated by other women. And it is horr
I feel greedy.
I feel covetous.
I feel hungry. I desire equality.
I desire change.
I desire collaboration. I feel passionate.
I feel fury.
I feel obsessive. I crave a voice.
I crave a choice.
I crave acknowledgement. I do not want women to be hung for their decisions like this man does.
I do not want people who don’t believe in family planning to be in charge of its national distribution like this woman does.
I do not want us to be silent, to be blind, to believe th
Recently I was asked to write up a draft of a speech about poverty and inequality. I don’t know what its final incarnation will look like but I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Inequality as a state of disparity has long been the focus of social work practice. “Both activists and scholars have long noted that different citizens fare differently based on certain aspects of their presumably inalterable identities” (Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, 2007). Povert