We’re all raised in a society that’s built on ableist values that are also linked to white supremacy, capitalism, and colonization, which is why the people we love sometimes have oppressive views.
On the morning of Jan. 21, 2017, I woke up with a mission. Just one day before, Donald Trump had been inaugurated as the next president of the United States, and I needed to channel all of the pain and anguish from the election into something productive. I put on some clothes and took to […]
Originally published on Rainier Valley Corps and cross-posted here with their permission. I’ve learned a hard truth while working and volunteering at community-based organizations (CBOs) over the past decade: Community can break your heart. In fact, mine’s been broken so many times now that I’ve asked myself if fighting on the front lines for the […]
Two years ago, I identified as a cisgender queer woman. I was a diehard feminist who claimed intersectionality and assimilated into white hipster culture, which meant that I was oblivious and nonchalant toward the problematic nature of my environment 99% of the time. Around this time, I co-led a feminist organization that claimed to be […]