Issues

Black on Black Crime

I have been seeing some dumb "what-aboutism" posts pointing to black on black crime somehow making BLM hypocritical. First, yes, the majority of black people murdered are killed by other black people. But ALSO, the majority of white people murdered are killed by other white…
Black Lives Matter

Listening

Like many in America, I am at a loss. I'm angry. I'm scared. Not for myself, but for black and brown friends who are vulnerable to so much systemic racism - that is laid bare again and again but nothing seems to change. I am…
Toxic Masculinity At Concerts

Toxic Masculinity at Concerts

Trigger Warning: Abuse and Sexism If you ask a woman about existing in a crowded public space, we all have stories about being rubbed up against or groped. Sometimes it's overt, sometimes it's someone brushing past and copping a feel so stealthily, we have no…

Dear Cory Gardner

I reach out to your office often and I feel like all I get back is form letters, so now I am taking to my blog to talk to you. I have seen in the news that it's probable you are going to vote "yes"…

Don’t Make Teachers Carry Guns

My son came in and sat down on my bed last night. "Me and my friends have been talking. And we came up with a bunch of reasons why arming teachers is stupid." He proceeded to list off the following reasons teachers should not have…
Women's March Denver 2018 - Photos and Protest Signs

Photos and Signs From Women’s March Denver 2018

It was our second year mobilizing here in Colorado and around the world to protest the Trump presidency. The Women's March Denver 2018 was another massive outpouring of anger and resentment for direction of our country right now. There were a ton of "shithole" references…
Ripple Effect of 9/11 on families

The Ripple Effect of 9/11

Around this time 16 years ago, Bryan and I had just decided we wanted to try to have a baby. This is a big decision for anyone, but even bigger for us, who spent a decade swearing we didn't want children. Then 9/11 happened. It…
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