I rode the bus to school for 3.5 of my 4 years of high school. They were undoubtedly the hardest years of my life thus far. Let me tell you the rest of my life has been no piece of cake, but these years trumped all of the others by far. The bus… Continue reading Because Being Kind Matters and Bullying Sucks
I grew up in a single parent home where we knew of, and took advantage of, every social care that was possibly available to us. I am only slightly embarrassed by this, as the circumstances in which I was raised were not under my control in the slightest. Sometimes this meant living on “welfare”, and… Continue reading The Definition of Luck, The Ability to Love
When I was about six years old, I stayed in a women’s shelter with my brother and my mom. We’d left home on very short notice and didn’t really understand what was happening or why- but I remember it was a scary situation. I have three things that I took away from the experience. They… Continue reading On Becoming Stable, On Becoming Able
On how privelege can effect how we give at Christmas. A little perspective.