Hopefully this list has your brain juices flowing and you've got some ideas up your sleeve for some great self-care activities.
The aftermath of the shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas has sparked nationwide outrage and a feeling of helplessness among many. Many people are asking what they can do now and how they can use all of this collective energy to force change.
I still have the privilege of walking through my life with binoculars, but my lens are no longer rose-colored and I have fear, real fear, that something could happen to my husband, or my son when he is older.
In the wanton police murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge police and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, there is no special duty or obligation for a president to take time to give personal reassurance of support to their families. But their murders do represent a major public crisis and challenge to the president just as if they were public servants.
In the days to come, may we have the strength to talk to our children about the insidious nature of violence. May we also teach them about the necessity of both empathizing with and acknowledging victims of injustice, however different from us they may be.
I know I need to at some point but I haven't been able to "schedule it." I expect that the funeral will be something of a catalyst but even then, there's a certain professional decorum that "must" be maintained at a police funeral.
I wanted to speak out today because of what Dr. King called the "fierce urgency of now". I want to briefly talk to you as a daughter of a black man. As a mother of a black 2 year old daughter. As a woman of color. And as an American who loves this country deeply.
The acts of violence that have unfolded over the last week have been seen and felt almost instantly all over the world because of the advances in technology. Meanwhile, after decades, or dare I say centuries, of similar hate-driven mass killings and violence, we have not learned how to embrace the fragility and the sacredness of life or our precious relationships with one another. Healing is required.
Hate breeds hate and our only hope left in this world lies within what we can control. Hope isn't in your Facebook status, your Ksl news article debate or even your good-willed peace protests. It starts at home, and it starts with you.
This nation is currently in crisis -- one so terribly familiar from previous centuries, and one that we must act upon now... before it grows even more severe than it already is.
The world watched the public deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and multiple police officers in Dallas, Texas, LIVE on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and multiple other online networks.
I was walking down a street in England when my phone rang; a voice from across the world was on the other end. It was a voice I knew well, usually ch...
It's hard to know when to worry as a parent. I used to worry about my college aged kids' study-abroad plans. Now it seems as though our children really aren't safe anywhere. At home or abroad. So, as far as when and what do we need to worry about?
There is an instinct that washes over me whenever something horrible or disappointing happens. I feel the urge to run to a place set apart from the ...
This is no longer about justification. This is about looking out for each other, and making our best efforts to change and grow and survive together.
I unequivocally and wholeheartedly believe in the cause of defeating white supremacy, police homicide, racism, and yes, I still believe that #blacklivesmatter.