New Year, New You? + 2016 in Review

Happy New Year! It's "snowing" somewhere in North Carolina right now, so I have decided to welcome the new year with a celebratory blog post. So, kick off your shoes, grab some tea or hot chocolate and enjoy! So, just about every New Year we hear ourselves repeating the "New Year, New Me" mantra and making many, [...]

Under Pressure: Racial Bias in America

Racism exists. It lives and breathes in the bodies of persons offering me forced smiles and synthetic checkout line conversation. It reveals itself in comment sections on news threads and social media sites. It is surviving through inherited hate, infiltrated political systems, and manufactured generalizations of what might be a person of color. I am not violent. I do [...]