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Kimmy Schmidt, The Bunker and How What Is Wrong With You Can Help Make It Right

July 31, 2015

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Here’s a headscratcher. Sooner or later, it dawns on you that your greatest assets are also your most vulnerable liabilities. It is just true. And one of mine is kind of a superpower with built-in Kryptonite. I am the Great Pretender. On my second re-watch of Kimmy Schmidt, I am struck once again by my […]

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I Was So High – This American Life

May 5, 2014

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I don’t care that this makes me a COMPLETE public radio nerd…I love This American Life. Excellent show…enjoy!

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Nigella Lawson, the Epidemic of Violence Against Women and Me. **Trigger Warning for Survivors

June 20, 2013

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One in three women worldwide is victim of violence, says the World Health Organization today. Recently, we learned that Nigella Lawson was choked publically by her husband. It triggered some memories for me that I’ve worked very hard to make sense of…and I tweeted about it. The response from folks on Twitter was nothing less than […]

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Ten Things I Learned as a Social Worker That Made Me Better at Life #WithAssistByTracyChapman

June 3, 2013

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For almost thirteen years, I mostly made a living being a full-time martyr. Man, does that Cross get heavy. Now that I’ve been out for over a decade, the lightning bolt lessons of that time thwack me across the back of the neck most days. The old ones used to warn, “You got a hard […]

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So you’re tired of hearing about “rape culture”?

March 24, 2013

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Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised.  Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.” Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But…

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To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan

February 20, 2013

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This left me in tears. Proud and hot tears. Please know that They Were Wrong. Please share this.

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