• The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Donald Trump

    When we teach our children the 7 UU principles, instead of “we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of all people” we simplify it a little bit and say, “each person is important.” In my opinion, that first principle kind of covers it. If we acknowledge that each person is important, that we…

  • Fake News, Real Outrage

    “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” But if you’re not outraged By the truly outrageous Why be outraged at all?

  • Unapologetic Self-Care for When the Holidays are Hard

    I couldn’t have imagined six months ago what this Christmas would look like, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. I never could have imagined five years ago that I would have a toddler this Christmas or two years ago that I would be sober this Christmas. Change is difficult, and it’s also the…

  • On Special Needs, Accessibility, and Advocacy

    The cultural attitude of prioritizing profit over people is not sustainable. Cycles of poverty, substance abuse, and incarceration all feed into one another and they are all fueled by the attitude that money is more important than humanity.

  • Interview Paper & Video for SOWK 1030 – Cultural Diversity

    This post and the accompanying video are part of an assignment for my Cultural Diversity class. I got a solid B and I learned a ton! Interview Paper Helen Rose SOWK 1030 – Cultural Diversity December 8, 2018 Introduction On December 8, 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to interview Repa Bushi Yomato Damashii, a…

  • On Mistakes, Humility, and Being Honesty

    I’ve found that the Universe always manifests exactly what we need. I’ve also found that it rarely looks the way we think it should.

  • On Sex, Gender, and Duality

    The dissonance between knowing and accepting comes in the fear of change.