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Jeannie Alexander – A Bee’s Dream

May 26, 2015


Originally posted on Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling:
At Tenx9’s “I Remember” night, Jeannie Alexander spun a masterful narrative about remembering her grandfather–his grace, words, and beekeeping.  I remember my grandfather’s smell. It is my first memory. My second memory is of being carried by my grandfather through his backyard. So carefully we considered the apple trees,…

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Stories From the Streets of Nashville

February 25, 2015


A 5 year-old kid wandered in our office today. By himself. Saying he was hungry. We fed him from all the things we had brought for our own lunches. Our office is in the projects off Lafayette and yesterday I took a woman grocery shopping. She had fifteen dollars to spend for the next 7 […]

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Creating a Space Where There Was None

January 27, 2015


Tenx9 Nashville hosts monthly storytelling events in Nashville and around the world. I am deeply honored to be a part of this community of people. Our motto is an Irish saying, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” The joy, insight and beauty of true stories leaves my heart larger […]

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23 Moments of Grace

July 17, 2014


At 43, I found this essay so reassuring. So honest. Regardless of your opinion about Suey’s beliefs and/or tactics, there is no denying her. Bravo!

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Tweet of the Day: An Apt Message for Activists – Rage Isn’t A Viable Strategy

April 11, 2014


The essence of activism is teaching not preaching, tolerance not dismissal. — Khaled Bey (@KhaledBeydoun) April 11, 2014 So many activists get stuck in rage and muddle their message along the way. Some questions that always help me, “What do I ultimately hope to accomplish with ______________? Am I communicating to the right audiences in […]

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Tart Attacks

April 8, 2014


Originally posted on The Dish:
http://youtu.be/0P5CQ5VugFI Rex Weiner makes the case for political pie-throwing, insisting that a “gooey face is an instant social equalizer”: While I abhor pointless violence, I have long believed there are some people in this world who deserve to be smacked in the face with a pie. Vladimir Putin, for example, or…

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Thanks but No Thanks National Media – Please Do Your Homework #tnleg #lgbt #equality

March 27, 2014


Thanks but No Thanks National Media – Please Do Your Homework #tnleg #lgbt #equality http://t.co/0OuYPFlhmq #storify #tnleg #lgbt — KCGibbons (@KCGibbons) March 27, 2014

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Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre – On Privilege, Equality and Opression

February 4, 2014

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#LoveIsLove #lgbt #Equality

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Tweet of the Day – RIP Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014


#PeteSeeger memory: 1991 – Pro-Choice March in DC. He & Paul & Mary were in front of us, singing and marching. I gave him a hug. #hero #rip — KCGibbons (@KCGibbons) January 28, 2014 Biggest lessons from Pete Seeger? To be joyful as you fight. To be kind as you confront. To sing no matter […]

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Moral Monday Movement Set To Spread Across South

December 26, 2013

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Moral Monday Movement Set To Spread Across South.

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