Talking to White People about Race

I wrote another piece earlier this year about white privilege that includes some of the articles in this post but also has several more as well. I am a white person currently living… Continue reading

#BlackoutBlackFriday

Yesterday was Black Friday, the day of the year when massive sales help put corporations’ bottom line into the black. This year, however, was a little different in many places. Protests took place… Continue reading

The Grand Jury Decision

Last Monday night, the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson of the death of Mike Brown was announced. Since then, protests not only in Ferguson but around the US and world… Continue reading

Thin Privilege, Fat Shaming, and Everything in between

Earlier this year, I wrote about my experience of being fat  and how my body has always been open for public comment and critique because I am fat. People always think that my… Continue reading

Halloween

October is my favorite month and favorite time of year. My birthday is in October, I love autumn colors and seeing the bright colors of summer turn into mellow hues of orange and… Continue reading

Accessibility to higher education

Going to college in my family was always a given – many of my family members on my mom’s side have at least a Bachelor’s degree and some have Master’s. From a young… Continue reading

Emma Watson, Feminism, and the UN

So much of my social media has been splattered for days with Emma Watson’s recent #HeForShe speech at the UN and it’s getting incredibly annoying to see all the white women in my… Continue reading

Ferguson and Race in the US (Updated)

Similar to Palestine and Gaza, I’m literally going to have nothing new to the discussions and movement surrounding what has been happening in Ferguson. As a white person living in the Pacific Northwest,… Continue reading

White Privilege

With recent events in Ferguson, MO and Taylor Swift’s newest video that features some rather colorful cultural appropriation, racism has reared its ugly head through several of my white friends. Trying to reason… Continue reading

Being ‘colorblind’

Growing up in a very white area, having a lot of white friends and family, and being white I’ve heard phrases like “I’m colorblind: I don’t see race”, “we all bled red”, “I don’t… Continue reading