Summertime Hygge

“Green was the silence, wet was the light,

the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

― Pablo Neruda

I hope you had a restful summer solstice (for those of you in the Northern hemisphere!) during this difficult time in the world. Remember, it’s important to rest and take care of yourself in order to do your part in bettering the world. Which leads me to some summer self care ideas. When I think of summer, the words cozy/comfortable/hygge don’t necessarily come to mind. In Texas, it’s more along the lines of sticky/oppressive/claustrophobic. Which, for someone like me, who lives for feeling cozy at all times (and hates the feeling of sunscreen), makes summer somewhat difficult for me.… // Continue reading.

Be An Anti-Racist Ally

There is not much I can say that hasn’t already been said by those far more eloquent. For me, the best way I can be helpful right now is by having small group conversations with my communities to encourage open dialogue and learn/teach/empathize. Hopefully these smaller conversations lead to larger ripples.

With that in mind, some of my colleagues and I put together a list of resources for our fellow coworkers to help educate those who want to learn more about racism, the black community, talking to children about race, and ways to be an ally.

What Is White Privilege, Really? // Continue reading.