“I know that there’s racism, but…”

“I know that there’s racism, but…”

I’ve seen this or variation of this sentence often on social media over the last few weeks and it’s drives me crazy Continue reading ““I know that there’s racism, but…””

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Here’s what it feels like to walk in women’s shoes (and not be a drag queen)

As humans, our experiences as who we are influence how we view the world.  Continue reading “Here’s what it feels like to walk in women’s shoes (and not be a drag queen)”

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On human empathy: How deeply do you care about complete strangers?

I’ve been wanting to write something about the New York Times article, “The Dutch Mourn Flight 17’s Victims in Their Own Sober Way,” ever since I read it three weeks ago. The piece discussed how and why we mourn or empathize with certain events; how humans emotions are limited by the “distance” or “connection” Continue reading “On human empathy: How deeply do you care about complete strangers?”

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Don’t worry, Arizona’s “anti-gay” bill will actually further LGBT rights

Yesterday, Arizona’s Republican-heavy Senate approved a bill that allowed businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs.

Sounds like a step in the wrong direction, right? Continue reading “Don’t worry, Arizona’s “anti-gay” bill will actually further LGBT rights”

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