Instead of your regular scheduled programming today, I thought I'd pop in to share some writing news with you all. I wasn't going to say anything at first, just keep carrying on, but then I found the perfect meme to illustrate it, and well, the Millennial in me just couldn't resist a good meme! First … Continue reading Unfollowed
Understanding person-first language and identity-first language.
Realizing that I had grown-up powers, and actually using them, was the biggest leap forward I ever took in my emotional and mental health. I share this story in hopes that it will inspire you to step forward too.
I wish I could prevent everyone in the whole world from experiencing what I experience.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of owning our new home. *side-eyes that last, still-unpacked box that's being used like a coffee table.*
"I'm so sorry. I know that feeling. It's hell." --an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend who is... well, going through hell.
"Open our eyes" is the ultimate Christian/praying person's cop-out.
It is not okay to bully someone for having a different experience than your own. It is not okay to loudly declare that something does not exist simply because you have never personally encountered it. It is not okay to tell someone they are wrong because their life is not a carbon-copy of your own.
If your first instinct is that a person must be incorrect, exaggerating, or lying when they describe an experience that they have had and you have not, you are willfully ignorant.
Hurting people look a lot like your best friend, your coworker, your barista, and yourself. No one gets through a life on earth without some amount of hurt and grief.