Naked Camp: The End

Naked Camp: The End

From the onset, I was trying to curate an experience (read: preemptively micromanage my friends) in order to protect myself from a shitty experience. Continue reading

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Actual Conversation: A Lost Habit

A social justice trend I’ve noticed is that some will tell a person of privilege (PoP) who asks a question about a marginalized group (MG) that it’s not the MG’s job to educate the PoP. They go on to tell the PoP to educate themselves. If I have a question for a MG, in an earnest effort to understand some of what they experience as they navigate their life, where may I ask ? Social media isn’t the place to ask. That comment thread will turn into the wild west in under 5 minutes. Everyone will stop listening, someone will begin repeating, another will begin reprimanding, and in a short while, someone will tell me that it’s not ’s job to educate me on such matters and that I should educate myself. Okay, where? Should I ask members of the MG on the street? At best, that will give me a woefully limited scope of an answer. Should I go and read a few blogs or listen to some podcasts about this MG? Well, isn’t that just the strong opinion of one person? Is that really educating myself? When are we going to get back to talking? Continue reading

Get Up (A Reminder)

Get Up (A Reminder)

I’ve chosen a two word mantra to summarize the following: A desire to move my body in the name of health and fitness. Standing up to White men who think it’s ok to cross boundaries because of their unchecked privilege. Knowing the difference between allies and those who do what’s in their best interest. Two words that remind me that I must do for self instead of relying on others. Get up. Continue reading

The Gratitude Project

The Gratitude Project

The gratitude project. It is designed to redirect focus. You can do this for as many days as you want. I’d recommend a minimum of 21 days (in hopes of forming a habit). I started with the goal of thirty days. For 30 consecutive days, my intent was to list all that for which I was grateful. I’ve been up to it for over a year. Today is day 398! Continue reading