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Yesterday was too much for just an Instagram caption

Yesterday the world watched as violent extremists took over the Capitol with guidance from the president and apparent permission from the police. Amid yesterday’s attack, I, like many, couldn’t help but look back on last year’s BLM protests, when non-violence and cries for justice were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.  I think of […]

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It’s a rich man’s world

Money. Can’t find a man with it, can’t live without it. (That was a joke. If you know me, you know my man has money.) ((That was a joke, too. I’m like a baker, I make my own dough.)) But all jokes aside, today we’re talking about debt. Now I’m no expert, but I do […]

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Too close

November 4, 2020. The day after Election Day. I continue to insist that I’m not anxious about the election, yet I was drawn to write on the verge of tears.  If I’m honest, my eyes have filled –– and overflowed –– with tears more than once during the last 24-hour news cycle. And it’s not because […]

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Check out my new rig!

When I started planning my move to California, there were roughly a million and a half things that I was excited for. Warm weather, no snow, life on the beach. (I was basically just very, very afraid of struggling through another winter in Buffalo.) But if I’m honest, I was mostly excited to live in […]

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Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power

Today is Juneteenth. A day when, 155 years ago, the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out about their emancipation. A day that came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had already freed them (on paper) from slave owners. Today, amid police brutality, rampant racism, the lynchings of black men deemed […]

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Exhaust your opposition, not yourself

The last three weeks have been hard. Between the horrific instances of police brutality, the global protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and the breakout of proud racism and ignorance in Buffalo, there’s been a lot to take in and a lot to stand up for. And I am so proud. I’m so proud […]

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Learn more, do more.

I don’t know what to say. But I know I need to say something. And it’s important that you know that this post isn’t for people who know that black lives matter. This one is for those of you who are on the fence, who don’t understand, who think the protesters are the problem. Since […]