The Best and Worst MLK Breakfasts, back to back

The Best and Worst MLK Breakfasts, back to back

For the past 31 Martin Luther King Jr. Days, Crispus Attucks has hosted an annual breakfast to honor the civil rights leader’s memory together with stakeholders in the community. I attended my very first of these breakfasts in 2018. I was invited by a woman I hadn’t...
Rules for Healthy Conflict

Rules for Healthy Conflict

I’ve not had a job in about a month now. The Jess King campaign was the proudest risk I ever took, and while I learned more than I can distill to a catchy opening line of a blog, our loss left me unemployed. It’s now been about a month since our last paycheck cleared....
Young? Sure. Naive? Not even close.

Young? Sure. Naive? Not even close.

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner felt the wrath of the internet recently for a video of him calling an 18-year-old woman “young and naive” for asking a question pertaining to his views on climate change and the money he takes from fossil fuel companies. Within...
Buy Good Stuff, Throw Trash Away

Buy Good Stuff, Throw Trash Away

Every damn new year starts with cheesy-ass instagram posts captioned #newyearnewme and “Out with the Old, In with the New <3” and it gets on my nerves for no good reason. Not that I posted one of those statuses (I have an alibi — I was home on new years’ eve...
Friend Dates are the Best Dates

Friend Dates are the Best Dates

I have never had a romantic date anywhere near as good as the dates I have with my friends, by and large female. And that’s not for lack of evidence of trying with men in whom I’m romantically interested. I just have amazing friends, and we do amazing things together....
Writing Comedy is Super Serious

Writing Comedy is Super Serious

I’ve always been a generally entertaining person — I’m loud by nature, my face is farcically expressive, and over all, I’m a nut. And yet, I never knew if I was all the way funny. I grew up in a loud household — both my parents are extroverts,...
Casual Racism? Nah, Casual Diversity

Casual Racism? Nah, Casual Diversity

There’s no end of discourse around the existence and persistence of “casual racism,” or the idea that white supremacy fits so comfortably into our routines and realities that it’s simply second nature. From repeatedly pronouncing non-Christian names improperly to...