Self-care: Between Imaginary & Real Racism* {Links + Resources}

Update 08/28/16: added a reference to the term ‘microaggression‘. I’m just a woman who publishes blog posts inconsistently, but if someone were to look into it I bet Toronto would win the title of ‘Most Low-Key Racist City in the World’. This is your cue: I’m going to use the ’n’ word in this post […]

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Persistent Political Acts

In our house, it was safest to stay quiet. It wasn’t just about being seen and not heard. Sometimes it was safer to not be seen or heard. Our education in keeping quiet is layered. It developed into ‘the voice’ [in replace of us developing our own]. It evolved with age, and follows us regardless […]

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Staying Still to Break a Pattern

This has been my pattern over the last five or six years: get a new job, move, move again, get a new job. And although some people would say this is normal (expected, even recommended), it didn’t feel normal. It felt like I was running from something. When I thought about “WHY?!”, the answer wasn’t […]

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Orquestra Arte Viva. Audit—rio Ibirapuera. S‹o Paulo. Brasil. 30/05/2010.
Regncia: Amilson Godoy. Convidados: Nando Reis, Paula Toller e Roberta S‡.
Fotos: Gerardo Lazzari;

Why do the successful people with easy lives talk so much?

First, let’s be clear. In no way am I trying to devalue someone’s experience, or make it seem like one person’s story is better than another for any reason. The point of this post is to say: we need to hear more stories from people who have been. through. shit. Good. Glad we got that […]

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