The US owes its very existence to the Black women whose unpaid labor built this nation and whose political activism has rescued it from fascism repeatedly.
There’s a myth is that if you have enough women and femmes in your organization, your organization is automatically not sexist or femmephobic. This is absolutely untrue, especially if the only way for women and femmes to get ahead is to emulate men and masculinities. When I talk about femininity and masculinity I am talking […]
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 […]
I am tired of talking about labor. When I went through a recent trauma, I tried to put up boundaries around my time, space, and labor. The day it happened, I tried to say no to a white person’s request for it. Wait, actually, I did say no. When you have to say no twice, […]
I’ve never thought of myself as someone who works “too much.” Even when, as a senior in college, I had three part-time jobs and an internship, I still made time to see my friends and participate in every end-of-college activity. In a society that’s built on capitalism and prizes the idea that you can achieve […]