👏Gender and genitalia are spelled and pronounced differently. This is because they are different. 👏 The overlap? We should trust people to tell us how and whether those things matter to them.
“It’s ok not to do everything.” While some people have a Year of Yes, this has been my Year of No. The older I get, the more I really understand how my time and energy are finite, and I can only spend them on certain things and not on others. I think used to believeContinue reading “It’s ok not to do everything”
“On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. A new world is possible she’s on her way.” She’s on her way. 🌏 [Words inspired by @Arundhati_Roy_official_IG.]
“Let yourself rest.” Yesterday was not a great day for me. My older kiddo was having a hard time all day. He’s 3, so his hard times were inspired by things like and including being told he couldn’t have an m&m cookie at the cafe we weren’t at because it was almost dinner and theyContinue reading “Let yourself rest”
“We do a much greater disservice to girls, because we raise them to cater to the fragile egos of males. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you willContinue reading “A much greater disservice to girls”
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” The point is that it can feel safer. That it’s easier. Neither of these things is what being alive is all about though, as Angie Thomas communicates beautifully in The Hate U Give. I think of myselfContinue reading “What’s the point of having a voice”
“You are worth more than your darkness.” In case you need reminding.
“When we say less our words mean more.” This line from Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross called out to me during a recent re-read. I often find myself lettering the things I need to learn. So.
”The way we think about our past informs what we think is possible today.“ This line can apply equally well to an individual’s past and to our collective human past, but since I read it in Naomi Alderman’s The Power, I’m mostly considering it with respect to the latter. Part of the book involvesContinue reading “The way we think about our past”
“Decisions are made by those who show up.” Today’s #goodtypetuesday is all about voting, as in, what’s your reason why. My reason is that I want to help decide the future. I guess I am an optimist because I truly believe if all of us show up and vote, our collective decision will make theContinue reading “Those who show up”