I have considered myself an anarchist for my entire adult life. It's a word and concept often misunderstood and definitely full of suspicion. "Like, how the fuck is that supposed to work?" is the response I get from people. So I stopped being vocal about my beliefs because they were too radical for even my… Continue reading Dragonfly Diaries 1: Reflections
Today, December 4, a crack in the impending dark tunnel. A (temporary) reprieve from doom. A much-need signal that hope and resistance can pay off. News recently broke that the long-standing peaceful protests in North Dakota have made a difference. The permit for the pipeline in its intended route through sacred sites and water sources… Continue reading December 4
November 8. I’m wearing my new shirt spouting, “Madam President if you’re nasty.” I'm sick and jet lagged, but don’t expect this to take long. I want to be home in bed, but it’s a historic election. What’s a little more exhaustion added onto the compounding pile? In my friends’ kitchen, I put the kettle… Continue reading Election Night
It was November 9th and it seemed like everyone was in mourning. The sky never quite allowed the sun to peak through the clouds. The freeway, which only a day before had been congested with traffic, was sparsely populated with cars. It was as if everyone called in sick that day and I wished I… Continue reading Today, we mourn. Tomorrow, we fight back.
In the weeks before the election, I was in constant agony over the fact that I could not vote when so many of my peers could. I was nervous but almost sure that Secretary Clinton was going to be the next President of the United States. The night of the election, I felt like I… Continue reading No Vote but Stuck with the Consequences
Prior to November 9th, I was asleep. Sure, I paid attention to the news. I commented on and tried to share stories about police brutality, gun violence, Trump’s hate campaign, and so on. But I was asleep. Waking up on November 9th was the ultimate alarm. My country had been sold out. My demographic (white… Continue reading Wake Up