Change the World, One Step at a Time

For every tragedy or major political event, I spend hours reading the news. Headlines and Twitter threads become my bedtime story; my heart breaks for people I will never meet, and they become my prayer. And so often, that's where it ends. I whisper kind words and send happy thoughts out into the universe, and … Continue reading Change the World, One Step at a Time

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Land of the Free

My first real introduction to politics was the year 2000. I was eight years old. Our teacher had just given a lesson about the two presidential candidates: George W. Bush and Al Gore. He then handed us a worksheet with a short, kid-friendly version of each candidate's platform. I didn't know anything about those two men, … Continue reading Land of the Free

love is love is love is love is love

Once again, our country is mourning. My social media feeds are filled with calls for prayers, information for blood donors, and political debates. I know any status I share or any blog I write will just be a blip on the vast space we call the Internet, but I am writing this because when I feel helpless, words … Continue reading love is love is love is love is love