What Kind of White Person Are You?

I’m thinking about Malcolm X today. Remember his famous response to the white guy in the car? The guy who leaned out his car window, grinning, and asked “do you mind shaking hands with a white man?” Malcolm X responded “I don’t mind shaking hands with human beings. Are you one?” Now, I’m not one … Continue reading

THAT’S A CHILD

One of the challenges faced by women who survive sexual assault by an acquaintance is the shattering of everyday trust. We expect harm from the stranger in an alley. But when violence comes at the hands of someone you’re supposed to trust (a friend of a friend at a party, a classmate, a family member) … Continue reading

ACCEPTING VULNERABILITY: A (hard) WORK IN PROGRESS

by Jennifer Harvey I sat in the front lobby of my 4-year old’s school while she enjoyed her weekly dance class three days after the horrors of Newtown. Every time the door opened I looked up. My heart didn’t skip a beat and I didn’t feel scared. But a consuming sensation went through me nonetheless. … Continue reading

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