Reflections from my “stand” on Washington

Yesterday, along with hundreds of thousands of others, I attended the Women’s March on Washington, so I wanted to share my thoughts on this momentous event and explain why I attended. Honestly, leading up to the election, I never entertained the idea that Donald Trump would become president. On election night, I experienced deep and…

Worth it? Part 1- Dallas

I left Dallas one month ago, and I finally am able to find sometime to reflect a bit on my life in Dallas. So here is goes… A few days ago, I ate lunch with a friend, and she asked me “was it worth it?”. (We have been friends for a long time, and she…

Yes, I do mind

I get verbally harassed all the time. Everywhere I go. Every neighborhood and by every age and every color of men. Men honk at me, yell at me, sit down next me and compliment my hair, my eyes, etc. And I’m tired of it. It does not make me feel good. It does not make me…

Are we back in the 1950s??

It seems that almost every time something happens that insults, hurts or offends people of color or women, many of us react by saying “what is this? are we back in the 1950’s? (or 60’s or 70’s)?” Honestly, I used to think this whenever I heard a lawmaker say something offensive about rape or a…

Embrace the Struggle

I saw the film Selma this weekend, and personally, I think that everyone America needs to see it right now. Beyond being a fantastic film for a ton of reasons, Selma struck me in two prominent ways. Number one: we let them down. We have forgotten the struggle that our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents engaged in…

My Outrageous Act

I just finished reading Gloria Steinem’s book “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions,” which is primarily a collection of various writings and stories by her over the years, and at the end of the book, she, like a good organizer, includes a call to action. She asks every feminist to commit one outrageous act everyday. She…