Online, someone asked me why I marched. The reasons are almost too many to list, and seem to grow every day. But, it was a good question and one that deserves an answer. This is a stream of consciousness attempt to answer that question – it’s a scratch on the surface. Let’s talk sometime. Continue reading
I have been thinking a lot about how I will resist. How I can stand up. How I can fight back and make a difference. And, the honest answer is that I don’t know yet.
But I know that I will.
I will not be afraid.
I will not be silent. Continue reading
Two years ago, when Carter was just four months old, I started collecting Christmas books to create a picture book advent calendar. Our collection has grown and changed over the past two years as I add new books and put some on hold for later years. I’ve made an effort to include books with children of color, classics, religious themes, and humor. Each year, I wrap and number the books and put them under our tree. This year’s collection includes: Continue reading
Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is commitment to others. No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause – the cause of liberation. And this commitment, because … Continue reading
After our miscarriage this past June, Andy and I were surprised and overjoyed when we found out I was pregnant. We feel tremendously blessed and know that our lives are guided by a Father in Heaven. Sometimes, life feels like it is split into many buckets – family, work, school, friends, health, hobbies etc – and in different seasons different buckets either runneth over or feel wanting. Continue reading
This week was all about cousins and family. I have been so very blessed in this department! Just going to post these pics and leave them here for future viewing pleasure. It’s been a beautiful week. Continue reading
Five children’s books to inspire a spirit of action, resistance and solidarity against injustice. Because we need it. Continue reading
We had an epic weekend camping at Butano State Park with a few of my cousins and their families. I loved watching Carter play with his bigger cousins. He sang “Shut Up and Dance” karaoke to them in their tent. They found over 100 banana slugs. They climbed logs and ate marshmallows. Carter’s sweet cousins took such good care of him. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Andy and I brought Carter to his first protest. We were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) being built across sacred Native lands in North Dakota. It is one of the largest movements by a united Native coalition against dangerous human rights violations and an eminent environmental threat. Continue reading
History class teaches kids that Native peoples are ancient history. These three beautiful books give us a fuller narrative. Continue reading