Creative Mornings: Equality is a Moving Target

At my first Creative mornings session in Detroit, the presenter Brandon Christopher said something that has stayed with me. Equality is not a tangible thing. If you think you’ve arrived at equality, you’re fooling yourself. Equality is a moving target. As I mulled over it with a dose of women-oriented Indian films this last week,…

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Defining the Feminism of Today

I’ve shared thoughts about feminism many times before. And I feel the need to talk about it. It’s taken me a long time to use the label and call myself a feminist. The label itself comes with a strong legacy and negativity. But more recently, I think that’s okay, because no matter what identity I assume, someone out…

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It’s Not Just the Paris Agreement- It’s YOU

Many adults on my social media timelines seem horrified that the United States today pulled out of the Paris agreement on climate change. China and United States report the highest carbon emissions globally. If you’ve lived anywhere else, it doesn’t take much to notice how much energy is consumed in the US. However, it is also hypocritical to make…

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The Dalian Truth of False Memories And Criticism

The first time I went to Sitges, I ate an unseasonal chicken-mango salad, in spring. I met a Mexican girl who shared the meal with me because we were the only two non-Catalan speakers in the  Romantic Museum Can Llopis. The luxury that alone-travel afforded me was these meetings with strangers. Conversations were free of judgement and surprisingly intimate….

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Moving Does Not Wipe Away Your Problems

I read this Leslie Price piece today. And thought about the movements I’ve made in search of homes, schools and work. Now it’s just nice to recollect where I’ve been. And to admit to myself that while I might often suffer from fernweh, it’s often just romance. Moving does not wipe away problems. And more importantly, cravings for home…

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The Elephant Step: A Weekly Round Up of Random News

At my fitness center, the instructor recently showed us the Elephant step. It’s supposed to mimic the movements of cute little baby elephants running from pillar to post trying to lose baby fat. From wanting to quit at that exact moment to coming home dead in sweat, I’m beginning to internalize the elephant-ness of the move….

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