See Me Dance
We can think about the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a metaphorical dance but life is not a metaphor. It’s a dance. And there’s much to be learned from a dance.
Sit Less. Play more. Move!
When did playing become passé? Our bodies and brains are amazing machines. They deserve to do their best work.
Letting Go of the Banana
The countdown has begun to welcome 2023. Let go of the banana! Sometimes we just need to let go of things so we can be free; free to see new pathways, new opportunities and new experiences.
Seeds of Change
Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is harder. Being a single parent of a young adult male during a pandemic is a test of resilience, patience, and of course, comfort zones. When I turned 18, I went off to college where I made some friends, did a bunch of dumb shit, learned […]
It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa… I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it amazing how quickly a stereotype can be triggered? Let’s start over… It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa. An awkward moment, followed by flattery that turned deeply sad and ended with a most […]
A Circus Mind is the Best Medicine
Currently, 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities stemming from traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with cognition, movement abilities, sensation, and emotion. My friend Ashley is one of those 5.3 million. I met Ashley this summer at a partner acrobatics event, a sport I have a great passion for and a community I’ve been […]
A room full of strangers seated in a circle greet me as I enter the dimly lit room. The faint smell of incense and holiday candles fills the air. He nods. She smiles. They softly whisper hello. White, black, Latino, Indian, younger, older, bigger, smaller…I’m pleased to see the spectrum of humanity and I’m curious […]
Sitting on Cactuses
It’s time to start writing again. After a year of consciously challenging comfort zones, both personally and professionally, I’m welcoming the new year feeling like maybe, just maybe, the positive energy I’ve given and received in the process will serve me in ways I never imagined. I have a confession. I’m an introvert (some people […]
We are not created equal. Diversity is not the only goal. So let’s talk equity.
Imagine a world where people who have the physical ability to “move” through life void of mobility challenges and/or the mental capacity to be “fully functioning” had the power to determine how life should be experienced for everyone else. Scratching your head? You are correct if you quickly concluded that this is the world we […]
You are not black…Enough
A LETTER TO MY BIRACIAL CHILD Son, you ARE black. Enough has no place in this sentence. There should be no confusion about this. I know you are trying to process what is happening in our country. I know you want to speak up. Do not let anyone tell you that your voice has no […]