The American Dirt Controversy

I heard an NPR segment today regarding the book written by Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt, and the unintended consequences of writing from a different cultural perspective than one's own . The author stated that she envisioned writing a tale of a migrant's journey to America. She stated that she too was worried that she has …

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Cameron: An Ode to People Living in a Binary Gendered World

Since I started volunteering at Inside Out Youth Services and then later worked there, I have connected with so many youth who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. So many defeated youth whose identities are inadvertently or even directly disrespected on a daily basis. I sat with so many youth at …

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Easy DIY Valentine's Day Office Morale Booster

When I worked at one of my most challenging/depressing jobs as a Social Worker, there were many attempts to improve the energy in the office (because we all sorely needed it). One of those ways was a piece of paper hanging in the break room that read "Take what you need" with little strips at …

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Daily Delight: The New App that I Can't Stop, Won't Stop Using

I really do not like grocery shopping. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, it's the bane of my existence as a human. The crowded aisles, the crying children, and the long lines can become so daunting that I'll forgo the market for too long and end up ordering out quite a few times a week …

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