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Things I Would Like To Be Able To Do

A short list of all the things I'd like to be able to do, in no particular order. Know that all the children in this country are falling asleep in a safe home with the people who love them. Have productive conversations with people who believe differently than I do without any assumptions or attacks. Sleep… Continue reading Things I Would Like To Be Able To Do

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This Is What We’re Working With

I'm trying to get better at observing the world around me. Picking up tidbits of conversation, looking for details I may have missed before, and generally being mindful of my surroundings--these are just a few of the things on my list. I'm finding this to be a vital part of understanding the people and places… Continue reading This Is What We’re Working With

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I’m a Real Girl

I've been thinking about gratitude a lot lately. My gratitude practice has been life-changing (not an overstatement) and it's only been three years. Or it's already been three years. Or it's been a whopping three years. I can't decide which best describes it.  There were long seasons where it was a struggle and I didn't… Continue reading I’m a Real Girl

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When Your Loved One Says #MeToo

  Originally posted at WereAllHer.com. It’s everywhere now, women and men alike sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault or simply saying nothing more than “me, too.” The undeniable presence of the norms surrounding sexual misconduct becomes more evident every time someone shares their experience. These experiences typically involve shame, fear, hiding, telling lies,… Continue reading When Your Loved One Says #MeToo

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Meanwhile, in the Adventures of Myla and Kaela…

Hi. Yes, hello. It's me. It's been awhile, I know. Surely you're used to this nonsense by now. In the time I've been gone, a thing or two has happened, as they often do.     It's quick update time! Here goes... 1. Myla and I moved to an adorable little bungalow in Wichita. We're… Continue reading Meanwhile, in the Adventures of Myla and Kaela…

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The Least of These

This might be an uncomfortable time for you. It is for me. Many of us have been living in a really comfortable age where we didn’t have to stand for much of anything because none of what we loved was under threat. That's privilege. And now, we find ourselves losing things that matter. Things like… Continue reading The Least of These

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For The Moments When You Doubt

For you. -K You are strong. You will continue growing and getting stronger because that's who you are. Remember who you used to be and how far you've come. You cannot be compared. Whatever you do, please don't look at another soul and wish that you were more like them. It will only shake the solid… Continue reading For The Moments When You Doubt

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Let Them Be

I am wrong far more often than I'd like. I make mistakes like it's going out of style and have to take a really hard look at who I am at my core at least once a week. It is tempting in this strange world we live in to judge and categorize all my experiences and decisions in… Continue reading Let Them Be

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Regardless…

The President doesn't set the tone for our country. We do.

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To Be A Woman

  oh, vast soul, whose only worth is measured by the body she's been trapped in raped in cursed in hid in a stolen genie whose self-appointed master only sees the lamp you sacred heart brilliant mind shoved into an ill-fitting life that consumes every waking moment without relent No. Body and soul, I am… Continue reading To Be A Woman