I am introducing a new series on my blog. This series focuses on a piece addressing the question of “why I do not” do something. It is not written as ridicule of character for anyone who reads it or to whom it is most adjacent in experiences, but criticism of myself and lessons learned. Continue reading “Series: Why I Do Not – In Between Spaces (Introduction)”
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Recently, I have chosen to take time away from social media (barring this blog). This is something I had considered doing for a while, especially knowing Facebook had been complicit in shutting out Black voices calling out racism. Ironically, I held back from doing this for reasons involving social justice. A lot of my hesitations centered on the concern of whether it would be me exercising my privilege to become less involved in social activity, or taking action when I needed. Continue reading “Social Media: When Being Plugged In Sometimes Fuels the System, Not Disrupts It”
I feel like a broken record on this topic of compassion and balancing it with healthy boundaries, but a recent documentary I watched by Deeyah Khan reminded me of the importance of it. The way she is able to press extremists to answer hard questions, whether they are white nationalists or extremists from her own community, is unbelievable (in a good way). Continue reading “To Show More Compassion”