I love opening up the conversation about things that may be uncomfortable but through the conversations we have can help change our perspective and inspire solutions. I love how the presenter of this talk approaches the subject of privilege and challenges people to use it to help others. Continue reading “Discussing Privilege”
I actually had a completely different topic lined up to talk about today but a series of events prompted me to write about something that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. While I don’t watch the news, I’m not completely oblivious to the events that happen around the world or unaware of the disconnection. It seems that this disconnection has been calling my attention louder each time. It’s a sense of separation, that somehow instead of us being a community, a unit, a collective made up of individuals impacted by the same things, we’re each little pods. If something happens that doesn’t directly impact one’s pod, it’s like it didn’t happen. Continue reading “Caring Enough to Take Action Creates Change”
Homelessness is something that really puzzles me. As a society, I feel we have a responsibility to take care of one another. The stigma and stereotype around homelessness is detrimental to those living on the streets. It’s caused people to turn a blind eye many times without a second thought. It’s created a view in society that those who are homeless are less deserving of kindness and compassion and have brought it upon themselves. Continue reading “Helping the Homeless”
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
I just started watching this show on Netflix that much to my surprise got my wheels spinning. One particular episode was a look into the future and instead of money, the drive, focus, and currency of the society were ratings based on stars. When buying coffee for example you’d rate someone from one to five stars. You’d rate your experience and interaction with that person. It was deeper than a simple like. As the episode unfolded you began to see people uploading photos to their social media for ratings These ratings determined what area they lived in, what house they qualified for, and what status they held. It might seem far fetched but it wouldn’t be the first time life imitated fiction.
This week’s Thought-provoking Thursday post is the first blog love post on this topic. If you’re short on time, bookmark it. It’s long but well worth the read. Lainey does a great job speaking to the greater issues involved with the “locker room talk”. This is so much bigger than one person defending their comments. Thank you, Lainey for opening up and speaking on this issue so candidly. I admire your courage, your strength, and your conviction.
Growing up as a curvy girl in the Pentecostal church, I was given many messages about my body and none of them were good. I felt ashamed of my body for many reasons, the biggest two being because-