The aspects of my identity give way to both privilege and oppression. I am one of these, and I am all of these at the same time. Continue reading Intersectionality
When I drove into the parking lot of the drugstore that day I had no reason to think the visit would be any different from any other visit I had made to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy. This particular drugstore’s parking lot on the Westside is a regular hotbed for the local homeless community. I think it has something to do with the … Continue reading Dirty Blanket
This is a follow-up post to, “Moments that Matter”. I believe there are points in our lives that we become cognizant to truly living our lives. When I was young I flew through life, moving back and forth from state to state, doing what I was told to do, and focusing on where I was supposed to be going according to my mom or … Continue reading Eternity is Happening. Like, Right Now.
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d’Autremont the noise and din of their conversations fill the nostalgic dining hall. i sit in the corner, 35 days to go, taking it all in. it is beautiful. it is sacred. this music is my prayer. exhausted but enthusiastic first-years share and encourage… weary but diligent second-years find comfort in a moment to eat and chat… resilient members of our… Continue reading d’Autremont
Two-weeks ago while driving home with my step-daughter we had a moment together that will stick with me for eternity. As we made our way home for the evening we approached the last major left-turn we had to make before arriving at our home. Arriving at the intersection, the light in front of us turned red and we stopped. Being the lead car in the … Continue reading Moments That Matter
Last night, K and I had the honor of presenting to the University of Southern California (USC) Reach Club on campus. It was an intimate setting, with students representing all years of the school. Most strikingly, the group represented an extremely diverse background of majors and interests – social media, philanthropy, data science, theater and even government. Overall, a pretty good snapshot of the student … Continue reading We Are Here From the Future
Open space, dim lights and not many people yet. This is nice being the first ones here. He was right. No lines. A chance to acclimate to our surroundings and relax. Music fills the dance floor, seeping into every molecule, every fiber of being, be it the wood on the walls, the concrete on the floor, or the pores of my skin. It enters me … Continue reading Red Pants