Category: Real Life

Black Lives Matter

Anti-Racism Resources for Everyone

As a woman of color, I have a responsibility to my community to show up. As a writer, I have a responsibility to my art. As someone building a platform, I have a responsibility to lift up and amplify voices that are not my own. I provide these recommendations as…

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The one where I stop thinking about myself and start worrying about everyone else

Have you heard of a /now page? I thought it was a clever way to commit my thoughts to paper. They seem more tangible when they’re typed out like this.

I’m not even sure how I found out about CERT but I’m glad I took the class. CERT stands for Citizens Emergency Response Team. It’s a volunteer training class offered through the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Not every state offers it, strangely enough. It’s a proven fact that first responders are limited in number. It’s up to the rest of us to protect ourselves. At least until the first responders can swing by.

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