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REST IN POWER, DAISY COLEMAN

The news has just reached me that Daisy Coleman, Sexual Assault Advocate and Survivor, has taken her own life, as confirmed today by her mother, Malinda Coleman. Daisy dedicated her…

DESCENDANTS DANCE ON

"Than Tsídéh, 19, of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo dances on the empty platform where a statue of Juan de Oñate was removed." Photograph: Gabriela Campos for The Guardian, in the…

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS

Breaking: A landmark Supreme Court ruling protecting both LGBTQ rights and human rights, outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the United States. The Supreme Court ruled…

LOVING DAY

Happy Loving Day, the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court striking down all remaining state laws still prohibiting interracial marriage on June 12, 1967 in the landmark case, Loving…

NURSING HOME HEROES

The staff members of every nursing home across the United States are freaking heroes. They have my eternal gratitude, especially the nurses in my mother’s nursing home who are taking…

APRIL SUPPORTS SURVIVORS

Beautiful people, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and it also contains National Crime Victim’s Rights Awareness Week. In honor of survivors of childhood sexual…

HEIRLOOM

My mother is most beautiful after losing herself in her garden,on her knees, hands in the dark earth,tending gently to things growinghalf an acre from our house.Just beyond dusk, she’d walk…

GIVING THANKS ON GIVING TUESDAY

The Pennsylvania Governor's Pathfinders Awards Ceremony was held in Harrisburg today. A friend sent this photo to me via text, telling me that past winners were acknowledged today as part…

Festival of Lights

Today is the Hindu celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, honoring the triumph of light over darkness, and it is also the New Moon in Scorpio, representing new beginnings…

SO MANY STRONG WOMEN.

I've been sitting for the last few days with feeling the need to say something, to acknowledge that more than a few people have shared with me over the last…

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