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The Day a Ninety Year Old Told Me to be “a Betty”

I am a 63 year old transwoman who is three years in on hormone replacement therapy.  When I was younger there was a huge lack of understanding, education, and role models in people who are transgender. 1,734 more words

Prejudice

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

1. I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault. 127 more words

Poem

Shipwreck

A myriad of retaliation coming from the starboard side of the brain.

A complex vision of a future dense with intense emotion and vigor.  An absolute struggle containing voices on all ends of reality and imagination.  68 more words

Life

Kinda Racist - College Humor; A Response to the comments section gallery

I would like to actually make an intelligent argument and offer a common understanding of racism, so that everyone can be clear about what racism is, and what it is not. 1,594 more words

Just Teddy

5 Challenges To Try That Aren't The #IceBucketChallenge

After weeks of momentum, lines have been drawn between those who did the #IceBucketChallenge and those who did not. And the rivalry is heating up, reaching “cat people” vs “dog people” enmity. 472 more words

Rest This Labor Day

Well, the weekend we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.

Labor Day Weekend.

The last hurrah of summer. A weekend of great sales. The last regulated day off before Thanksgiving (don’t think about how far away that is!). 86 more words

Leadership

Success in solitude

I’m beginning to think that maybe solitude is the success.

I don’t want money. Growing up, I was welfare poor. That’s right. I said it. Now, even though I’m inching up in life, I’d rather be welfare poor than rich without morality and concern for other people who are hurting below me. 688 more words

Poetry