“You’re nothing. You will always be nothing.”
That’s what they told me. That’s what they told me.
Nothing. Anything. The thing.
Not a person. Not a spirit. Not a core.
So, I sought to be somebody. Anybody. The body.
The gut, the heart, the mind.
We were never…
Thank you so much for considering co-learning inner and external social justice with me.
Here are some suggestions of how we can move forward.
Since this is the beginning of our connection, I apologize I am offering these general suggestions with an ignorance of what you already know…
As many of you know, mutual aid isn’t charity which typically follows the givers’ assumptions about the “helped” group’s needs and their mistrust of the group’s own needs assessment than it does about the group’s self-knowledge, current resources, barriers, strengths, and current leadership.
Did you also know charity’s purpose isn’t…
Notice how businesses that were breeding consumption via appealing to our competitive, comparing, polarizing, fearful natures have rebranded themselves as caring, diverse, and supportive of their clients, internal, external, and potential?
Notice how they play on people wanting to touch, to connect, to communicate as if engaging with their products…
Lola Joy, The Girl With The Umbrella
Some feel the rain, Some get wet.
She crowds as many folks as she can under her umbrella
and coaxes the sun’s return with her smile.
(All pronouns if said with love and respect.)
Lola’s an 11 year old, mixed, trans person living…
Have you ever peered out a window to another Ithaca gray, winter’s morning and felt so lonely you forgot what day of the week it was? Do you ever wonder how those who don’t have family, friends, support, and community go through days like these?
These days bring memories of…
“Our Roots are here to water your dreams.”
Southside Community Center, Ithaca, NY
Southside Community Center (SSCC) is offering Black History $500 to $1000 mini-grants aligned with their mission to affirm, empower, and foster the development of self-pride among the African-Americans citizens of greater Ithaca through education, recreation, social awareness…