Poet, writer, editor, teacher, blogger, mentor, meditator.
Economic growth accompanied by worsening social outcomes is not success, it’s failure
― Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
― Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Another friend tells you you have to learn not to absorb the world. She says sometimes she can hear her own voice saying silently to whomever—you are saying this thing and I am not going to accept it. Your friend refuses to carry what doesn’t belong to her.
― Claudia Rankine
You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.
― Sojourner Truth
My husband and I live in Tennessee, on the edge of Memphis. One of our friends had a sign up in his yard, one of those that says, We believe: science is […]
Ok, so my husband is the person who said–and says–most of these things to me. And no, people aren’t generally quite as specific or direct as this. But perhaps, if you know […]
Vote for a woman. Vote for a person of color. Vote for a Democrat. Vote against fascism, corruption, cruelty, enriching the 1%, racism, sexism, science denying. Vote because your friends will be […]
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
The trick is not how much pain you feel, but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.
Everyone in me is a bird
I am beating all my wings