What my 35th Birthday Taught me About Voting

Some people point to the fact that others died for us to have this right. That’s true, and I’m grateful for their fight and for their sacrifice. But I don’t vote because of the past, I vote because it impacts the future. … Read More What my 35th Birthday Taught me About Voting

Not Easy, But Worth It: Mixed Feelings, Complexities, and the Very Important Reasons to Not Give Up

By Michelle Palmer As the dialogue around racial justice continues, I’ve noticed (and experienced) some complexities and frustrations. Things that, if not confronted, can make us want to give up, throw in the towel, and retreat into complacency.  But the thing is that complacency is how we got here. White supremacy and systemic racism RELIES… Read More Not Easy, But Worth It: Mixed Feelings, Complexities, and the Very Important Reasons to Not Give Up

Black Books Matter: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

by Channon Oyeniran Reading is essential to everyone, but I think most importantly to children! For this Tuesday Justice post, I want to focus on children’s books and the importance for kids to read diverse books and read (or hear) stories with main characters who (unfortunately) aren’t normally showcased. Why it’s important for Ara: My… Read More Black Books Matter: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

GUEST POST: thoughts on parading in the streets while denouncing the actions of the government

by T.J. Webb   If you are like me, you may be really wrestling with whether or not today should see you donning an American Flag t-shirt, throwing the kids in the sidecar, waving tiny American Flags, and driving down to participate in the local parade like you do every year (or whatever your annual… Read More GUEST POST: thoughts on parading in the streets while denouncing the actions of the government