Zebras.

This time would be different. I was worn out on conferences – tired of feeling like my resume mattered more than my heart. I was tired of being just known enough by those involved in my wheelhouse conferences, but not enough to ever be invited to the table in any fashion. I was tired of feeling the constant tug to prove myself, “show well”, or giving in to the lie that somehow my worth was in direct proportion to who I “knew’. I was tired of being the one, the […]

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Day 2. And 3.

Truth. I have been thinking about this word a lot lately. Tell the truth. What is truth? What is my truth? Stay true to your truth. Over the past six months, I have been on my own journey of seeking truth. I have been researching the history of racism in this country. I have been committed to this, spending hours and hours researching, reading books, listening to podcasts, visiting museums, and watching documentaries. And as I have delved into this, I have also gone through every single stage of grief. […]

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White Privilege. Implicit Bias. Pull Up a Chair.

I would like to welcome you to the Round Table. There is coffee, tea, enough food to keep you nourished.   I ask you to take off your shoes, remove all baggage and the burdens you carry, sit down, arms out in front, palms raised. This is a safe place. And it is a place where we need to show up and be truthful. This is a place where we can be honest about our stories, and how our stories and journeys deeply inform how we think about, view, and interpret the world […]

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God Made Adam and Eve. And Steve.

The conversation continues – that ugly banter of “my right is so much more right than your right.” It really is sickening, isn’t it? And I find myself often asking, where does my heart lie as a woman of faith?   Like so many, I grew up in the Church. And whereas I am able to say I am no longer necessarily a card-carrying product of that upbringing in its entirety, I must be completely honest with myself by admitting that being a Caucasian, (Upper) Middle Class, American, Woman of Faith is […]

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