Category: Activism

I Choose All!

Working with the poor and writing have been playing a game of tug of war with my heart.  But, in my recent hours of combing through job openings, I came across something illuminating. (WRITER) ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE Yale-New Haven Hospital JOB SUMMARY Develop, implement and adapt creative writing and spoken word activities for a diverse pediatric…

Windows to the Soul

I’ve inadvertently entered into a social experiment – one of those where you pretend to be disabled, a single mother, schizophrenic, etc and see how people react.  When I, who could pass as a high schooler, walk around with the African-American baby I nanny, there are quite the variety of reactions… Spring has sprung –…

You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Lately, the word freedom has been thrown around an awful lot.  As  is often the case with overuse of words, the meaning of this word has been twisted until we have lost sight of its true meaning.  As I’ve written in the last few posts, freedom is about being your true self.  As much as…

Every Life is Beautiful

Posts about Honduras are coming soon but I just found out about a new pro-life movie that is coming out on March 23rd in select theaters.  I’m trying to spread the word about it because it’s going to be an important evangelization tool if we can tell as many people as possible about it. Here’s…

The Genocide They Don't Want You to Know About

Earlier tonight I attended a presentation on the genocide in Darfur.  The events that happened and are continuing to happen in Sudan are horrifying.  Whenever the subject of genocide comes up we immediately think of the holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia.  We would never allow anything like that to happen in the United States, right?…

Taking Back the Night for Victims of Sexual Violence

I think I need to take a class on criminal psychology or understanding criminals or whatever would help me understand why people commit violent crimes, abuse the ones they love and generally hurt their fellow human beings. As I social work major, it is drilled into my head that I need to empathize with my…

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