How Recent 90s Fashion Brought up Old Scars that Needed More Nurture

When I first noticed the 90s creeping back into our mainstream culture, I resisted it hard. I remember walking through Target seeing crop tops, jean skirts, scrunchies, and those plastic black chokers and I immediately became uncomfortable. I didn't understand until I got home that I was NOT mentally or emotionally prepared to be reminded …

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My Experience with My Second ASL Class

Last year around this time, I took my first American Sign Language (ASL) class. I figured I could use some learning to connect with others and the study of another culture to distract me from my constant, excruciating pain. It reminded me how much I love the traditional learning environment. Participating in the class made …

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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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Daily Delights: Interweb Finds

Bought this print but I can't decide if I want it in my house or my office. Probably office so I can look at it 40 hours a week. It's a download, so be prepared to print.I'm thinking about buying this sunshine wood round on Etsy. I almost can't resist.Just purchased this adorable retro inspired …

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