Food For Thought: With Love, For Justice

Let’s Talk About Starbucks

Some thoughts on why we need to address the root cause of racial bias   If you’ve watched the news, you have probably heard about the reprehensible event that occurred at Starbucks on April 12 (summary here).   At first I had a lot of reactions and wanted to...

March For Our Lives

Lessons-Learned From Counter-Protestors in Texas   Tears filled my eyes as I heard kids asking their parents questions like “why don’t they understand guns are bad, mommy?” I laced up my shoes and grabbed my signs (equipped with my favorite Audre Lorde quote “I...

Leadership Boost: EI + Unconscious Bias

I’ll never forget the day I learned about the impact unconscious bias has on behavior. It was 2012, and I was beginning my second year in a leadership position. My eyes were wide. On that day I also reflected on how systems of oppression are in the air that we...

Language Matters

Why We Must Resist & Reject Discriminatory Statements   When I heard John Kelly’s recent statements on the radio, my heart started racing with rage. Hearing someone–in a position of authority in the White House–call an entire community “lazy” made...