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The Power of Story to Promote Justice

The Power of Story to Promote Justice

Not too long ago, I read an interesting book called Tell Me A Story by Daniel Taylor. One of the most powerful parts of the book was when Taylor argued that it is essential to listen to the stories of others, because listening to stories is an important first step...
Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

Why I’m NOT Boycotting Target

I got into a (relatively civil) debate the other day with a Facebook friend who posted on her blog that she was boycotting Target following their recent position on transgender individuals and the use of bathrooms. Here’s what Target said on their website: We welcome...
Armchair Activism

Armchair Activism

Because of my writing and blogging, I spend a lot of time on social media. I’ve been noticing a trend lately, and I’m not sure what it means for us as a society. I’ll call it armchair activism. Armchair activism happens when a person gets really fired up and motivated...
The Lottery is a Tax on the Poor

The Lottery is a Tax on the Poor

The Powerball jackpot reached 1.5 billion this week. For many people, this motivated them to make a dash for the nearest gas station to buy a lottery ticket. Not me. In fact, I’m against the lottery, and I think our communities would be a better place if the lottery...
Give the Other Person’s Story Equal Status

Give the Other Person’s Story Equal Status

I wrote a blog post recently about the events of Ferguson and the importance of humble listening, especially to the stories of people of color. Today I want to talk to you about the importance of giving the other person’s story equal status when compared to your own...
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