Category Archives: Soapbox

Talking Alton and Philando With My Newly Driving Black Teen

Talking Alton and Philando With My Newly Driving Black Teen

Most mornings, my teen daughter, adopted from Haiti, wakes up and does two things: she reads the world news on her phone and asks me if I can take her out driving that day. She is obsessed with both. Yesterday, she emerged from her room and said nothing. After a long snuggle session, less common inContinue Reading

How My Abusive Father Helped Me Understand Trump Supporters [The Establishment]

How My Abusive Father Helped Me Understand Trump Supporters [The Establishment]

“I was raised by a man like Trump, albeit without the money and political power. I understand what it is like to seek the love of an abusive father-like figure. And make no mistake—Trump is an abusive father-like figure. My father swept into our lives when I was four years old. Near my mother’s recentContinue Reading

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

  We all know what Trump means when he claims that he wants to make America great again. He longs for the days when bigotry was applauded and when protesters to bigotry were escorted out on stretchers (Trump code for dead). That much is clear. A typical and understandable response I hear regarding all the open bigotry theseContinue Reading

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

Why Your Primary/Caucus Vote Matters Most of All

I’ve been a little tense. The election isn’t helping. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to receive a free spa from a neighbor, their cast off as they trade up. By Super Tuesday, we had it running. I sank into the steam with high hopes for a moment of stress-free soaking. Breathing deeply, I counted the peppertreeContinue Reading

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