Category Archives: Social Justice

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

On The Trend to Demonize Mother’s Day

On The Trend to Demonize Mother’s Day

Every year at this time, blog posts and news reports appear begging mothers to consider all the people for whom Mother’s Day might not be a pleasant holiday. The growing trend is to request that mothers yield the day to those who have experienced loss. I have been a motherless child. I spent over two decades estrangedContinue Reading

The Hardest Resolution I’ve Ever Made: Stop Parenting From Fear

The Hardest Resolution I’ve Ever Made: Stop Parenting From Fear

Resolutions! Lose weight. Write a book. Read long, classic novels. Volunteer somewhere. Noble and righteous, good-person, headline-making resolutions. I long for them, these trendy resolutions full of moxie with their accompanying hashtags and meet-up groups. Join us each Sunday at the bay, the profile says We’ll spend a half hour cleaning the shoreline and thenContinue Reading

Do You REALLY Support Our Veterans if you Support Trump?

Do You REALLY Support Our Veterans if you Support Trump?

Excluding actual veterans of war, whose decisions are based upon lived experiences, how can anyone who supports the vitriol and anti-veteran rhetoric of our President-elect claim to support veterans of war this Veteran’s Day? Every veteran of war I have ever known fought because they considered it necessary for the good of humanity. Way back when I was a youngContinue Reading

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