“I know that there’s racism, but…”

December 4, 2014 / 0 comments

“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

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

October 31, 2014 / 0 comments

As humans, our experiences as who we are influence how we view the world. 

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

August 11, 2014 / 0 comments

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”

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

February 21, 2014 / 2 comments

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?