Consider This: Colonialism in Grammar Police

I've written many times about my anti-racist work that I'm doing. Something that hit me hard in particular was the idea that English "proper grammar" is another aspect of colonialism, of white supremacy. This led to a combing through of memories that I've had about proper grammar and how many people I've corrected over the …

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PSA: Gender and Sexuality Are Not Synonymous

Hello, friends. I have decided to create a blog segment called PSAs (public service announcements) which will explore some common misconceptions about the queer community, intuitive eating, and other humans in general. I've been seeing a lot of people fuck up this distinction recently. I have studied this in great detail, worked with LGBTIQA+ youth …

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Paint Mines Interpretive Park: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

A few weekends ago, M and I explored the dazzling Paint Mines Interpretive Park. It was the weekend that got as close to 100 degrees as Colorado Springs has come in a while. It was also hazy due to the fires in Glenwood Springs, but we were determined to visit somewhere we had not yet …

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Daily Delight: Colorado’s August Sunflowers

I have written about my love for Colorado's wild sunflowers that pop up in early August, heralding in the subtle beginnings of autumn. They adorn most major streets, swaying gently when the cars swish by. If you head east on Platte, there are fields and fields of them, their black seed faces stretched toward the …

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Daily Delight: The Ritual of Plant Watering

There's something about the nightly ritual of filling up a large container to the brim with water and nourishment for my plant babies. Then carting it around the house, filling the pots with one hand and picking off browning parts of the plant with the other hand. After I finish watering the potted plants, I …

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