This Is Not A Drill. Action Required.

By |September 30th, 2020|

“This is not a drill,” Michael Beschloss said recently on The Rachel Maddow Show. He made this statement within a larger call to action. To put my own spin on the point: If you ever wondered what you would have done during a crisis, when the future of the country was on the line, when […]

Connecting the Dots: Protecting Students from White Nationalist Influence during COVID-19

By |July 21st, 2020|

“To fully understand how hate groups influence today’s kids and teens, it is important that parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and others understand the scope of the threat, recognize the warning signs, and interrupt the indoctrination.  This series builds on the existing reporting about hate groups and their online recruitment tactics and makes important connections to empower […]

A Conversation with My Dad

By |July 1st, 2020|

Conversations with my dad were not always so productive. Throughout the early years of my awakening to racial injustice and my complicity, my attempts to talk about what I was learning with my father usually left me frustrated, angry, or silenced. The overall result was a sense of alienation within my own family.

That was close […]

My Day with the Far-Right, Where I Live and Breathe

By |May 31st, 2019|

Everything I have learned about the alt-right has made me fearful and worried. I have also been horrified, witnessing the expanding reach of their rhetoric and attempts to convince people that we live in a world I don’t recognize. But until recently, I thought this movement lived at something of a distance, outside my community

Imagine […]

A Reflection on 2018

By |December 30th, 2018|

Words do not come easy for me. I am inspired to write only when I have something to say that goes beyond what I have seen published or posted. That doesn’t happen often. And it happened less this year than usual. I write today for two reasons. First, this post is something of a diary […]

White Guilt and Spiritual Healing

By |May 19th, 2018|

Last month I received two very intriguing and connected requests. The first was to publish a guest blogger’s article on White Guilt and Spiritual Health. The second was an invitation to co-facilitate a webinar on Transforming White Guilt for Everyday Feminism. A beautiful synchronicity, I would say. See below for the article by Cassie Steele, […]

When History Repeats: A Concern and a Response

By |April 29th, 2018|

Last Fall, when I came face to face with members of the alt-right, people intent on provoking the men and women of color around me in order to videotape their angry reactions for the sake of white supremacist fund-raising, I wrote about it. I wrote about the disappointment I felt at the police response, and […]

On-ramps and Lanes on the Racial Justice Freeway

By |December 13th, 2017|

In my late twenties, I did not experience myself as a political being. I loved psychology, valued community building, and was attracted to healing modalities. I was also an educator. I understood that racism was wrong. And thanks to mentorship provided by amazing people of color, I understood that my socialization as a white woman […]

White Supremacists Came to Us

By |September 24th, 2017|

The week after the violence in Charlottesville, I spoke with my father about the neo-Nazis and how emboldened they are right now. He said that he was proud to have a daughter who was standing up to racism. Not more than a few sentences later, however, he advised that I stay away from any demonstrations […]

Spirit and Soul in Challenging Times

By |May 29th, 2017|

I have been inspired this last month by the growing number of people creating networks, workshops,  and curricula that combine healing practices with racial identity and justice work. Recent conversations brought to mind a particular conceptual framing that has been really meaningful to me. It’s what helps me hold the spiritual conception of transcendence in […]