Monday Mayhem – What would happen if…

What would happen if we just stopped questioning ourselves? What would we be able to accomplish? Who would we inspire? Who would we be inspired by? Would we tell the people who inspire us thank you? Would we tell them about our own work? Would we be willing to be gloriously messy to everyone? Would…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – The Impact of Suicide

This week I was asked to speak at Impact Day at my daughters high school. My daughter has asked me to talk about how I overcame AN obstacle in my life. She wanted me to address adversity and give the people in attendance advice on how they too could overcome adversity. I was so moved…

Monday Mayhem – Listen to the whispers of your heart

How can I give the world all of me? What is the risk? What will it cost me? What would happen if I listened to the whispers of my heart? What would happen if I actually went full throttle BIRD? I was thinking about this all day yesterday. I heard this little voice say, “be…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Release yourself from election disappointment

I heard a lot of disappointment from my friends this week. I read a lot of disappointment on the Twitters this week. I saw a lot of disappointed faces grumbling about the election. Good change is like good sex…slow, deliberate, and consensual. Here are the AMAZEBALLS changes that took place this week: Two states sent…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Vote B*tches

Vote because these women weren’t force fed and beaten for you to NOT vote: Vote because this is what happens when fascism is allowed to run rampant in a democracy: Vote because it is sexy. Vote because it is a turn on. Vote because it matters. Vote because you can. Vote because you can. Vote…

Monday Mayhem – White Supremacy reigning supreme

I wrote this on 10/27/18. As the news was rolling in that many people had been shot in a Pittsburgh Synagogue, I silently wept while trying to maintain some semblance of happiness at my son’s final soccer game of the year. Here is what I wrote. Today, families were ripped apart by gunfire and rage…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Metallica comes to mind

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my motivation. What motivates me? What gets me going? What keeps me engaged in the quest for justice? Metallica. Metallica motivates me. For my entire teenage life Metallica was often the only thing that kept me going. I was a struggling kid in a pretty violent household…