The Bullets We’ve Taken

Originally posted on Reshaping Reality:
When I was a child, I used to walk along the cracks in the pavement at recess. Carefully walking as if on a tightrope. Each step I took a vivid reminder of the fine line I walked at home and at school, where one false move and I might garner…

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Re-imagining a Better Future

Re-imagining a Better Future In order to re-imagine a better future, we first have to dismantle myths that end discussions about solutions before we can even begin them. Dismantling myths okay so a lot of (rich, white) folks are freaking out about what a 70% tax rate on the wealthy would look like and they’re… Continue reading Re-imagining a Better Future

Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Review: Beyond Black and White: From Civil Rights to Barack Obama This book is a comprehensive history and critical analysis of the events from the Civil Rights era of the 1960s all the way through the election of President Obama. Manning Marable backs up each essay with scores of intensive statistics and data to further… Continue reading Review: Beyond Black and White by Manning Marable

Examination on the Words Used within Our Human Rights Movements

Introduction I truly believe that words hold inherent power, and to be mindful of that power is essential to creating an inclusive, intersectional, sustainable, and love-focused movement toward equity and equality for all people. This essay is derived from some of my Facebook posts and Twitter semi-essays I’ve written in the past few weeks, and… Continue reading Examination on the Words Used within Our Human Rights Movements

Review: Green Gone Wrong

In an effort to seek out solutions to some of the questions in my earlier essays, I read the nonfiction book titles Green Gone Wrong : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-capitalism by Heather Rogers. In a time where the UN has put out a major call to combat the growing climate catastrophe, this… Continue reading Review: Green Gone Wrong

In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

At Home Mournful harmonies and piano arpeggios grace my speakers on this grey-muted day, the clouds heavy with the threat of rain. I sit in the chair provided by my job for at-home work, and it’s stiff back and ergonomic shape adjusted for my unconventional sitting posture — curled up with feet on the seat… Continue reading In essence Thoughts on Life in This American Society

Pronoun Etiquette Guide

I wrote about how to write Trans Characters in a prior post here. A common follow-up question involves pronouns, such as a guide on how to use them, who uses which pronouns, and how to pronounce the gender-neutral ones. In this guide, I will have links to other trans individuals to provide a more nuanced… Continue reading Pronoun Etiquette Guide

Reshaping the Story of Society

The Consequences of Ideas that Dehumanize and Erase Groups of People This article discusses the marketplace of ideas, and how we have allowed a very toxic idea to become normalized within our marketplace of ideas: Bubbles — Both sides http://www.armoxon.com/2017/09/bubbles-10-both-sides.html Read the article as it is wonderfully written. What I write in the following is… Continue reading Reshaping the Story of Society