I really hate most of the activities related to keeping my house clean. I could say its the MS - that I don't want to spend my limited energy on these chores. But, the fact is I have always hated doing these things. My solution is that when I clean, I do mostly surface cleaning. … Continue reading Nooks and Crannies
It has taken me while to wrap my head around the concept of paying anyone for the posts and comments they make in a freely viewed space like Facebook or a blog. In the beginning, my thoughts were something like, "You want to get paid? Then why are you writing here?." It wasn't that I … Continue reading Paying BIPOC for Their Online Work
Social Media CENSORSHIP of people of color keeps happening. Contacting these platforms sometimes gets posts reinstated. Sometimes not. But NOTHING is being done to change the way social media community guidelines view these posts in the first place. We need to get more attention on this problem. I have an idea that I'm posting below … Continue reading Join Me in Getting Attention to this Censorship
EDITED: I've learned from others on FB that the number of posts being removed from Layla's page is up to 8 on FB including her Guideline of Engagement for her page. She is being targeted. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Yesterday I wrote, "I hear you. I am sorry. We'll do better" as a response to … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines Used to Silence People of Color
If you are White: When a Person of Color shares a personal story with you about how they or someone they care about were hurt by racism or another form of oppression, this is what you say" "I hear you. I am sorry this happened. We'll do better." And then you just stop. DO NOT … Continue reading I hear you. I am sorry. We’ll do better.
I'm going to begin by admitting that after 45's latest comments, I was really hoping the spirit of Dr. King would swoop in and blow up the pen 45 was using as he signed the proclamation recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I didn't want the explosion to maim or injure him. I wanted it … Continue reading Honoring Dr. King
Welcome. Welcome. Please come in. My name is Deb and I'm a Recovering "Good Ally." By this I mean that for most of my adult life, I thought that being a white woman who didn't laugh at racist, homophobic or misogynist jokes (and depending on the situation might even say something), worked in nonprofits with … Continue reading Time to Get Comfortable with Discomfort: A Calling-In of Other “Good Allies”
Early in 2017 I began to diversify the voices I follow on Facebook. (Yes, I should have done it sooner.) It started after reading posts and articles from women of color (WOC) who weren't going to the Women's March. Before this I hadn't heard of the term "intersectional." As I've acknowledged, I am a white, … Continue reading “Not This White Woman”