The Struggle to Care for Myself

During Black History Month we devote time to honor those who have sacrificed and struggled to make society better for others. While contemplating this, I started to think about whether people like Audre Lorde, bell hooks and even Harriet Tubman ever took time to take care of themselves. My experiences this past month have illustrated that no matter who you are and where you are in the struggle, you need to care for yourself.

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Getting Past Politics for Social Justice

2018 is a year in which political divides are heated and deep, more so than I’ve seen in my lifetime. These differences in opinion too often lead to a sense of “us” verses “them,” where people are judged not by the quality of their argument or the content of their character, but by the person for whom they voted or the party to which they belong. This sort of all-or-nothing, black-and-white thinking is dangerous for everyone.

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