I’ve recently gotten a bunch of new followers, so I want to share some of my favourite and best performing posts.
I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about George Floyd and the racism that permeated long before that incident. I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I don’t want to pretend to comprehend an experience I’ve never had. I don’t want to make it about me.
Furthermore, I’m only one person with few followers on my social media accounts. Does my voice even matter?
As a white female, I sometimes wonder if and how I contribute to society’s problems that seemingly have nothing to do with me. …
Motherhood is a role I’ve wussed (I mean, opted) out of for many reasons, including that it seems like a lot of work to raise humans who talk back, defy and have the potential to break your heart continuously. Raising children seems like a test of wills, and an investment that begins during — sometimes before — pregnancy through teenage years and beyond. Parenthood takes great strength.
I love children and think that conception & birth are miraculous but they’re not in my plan.
The additional work that parents have experienced this year is especially impressive to me. I initially had the idea to write a Mother’s Day tribute to share on my Facebook and Instagram pages, but as I wrote it, I felt guided to share it on Medium too. …