SCOTUS to Same-Sex Couples: You Are Not Ill or Criminal By Virtue of Being Queer

When Congress passed the so-called ...more
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After the Flag Comes Down, Then What?

Let's get one thing straight up front: it's time for the flag to come down. It's divisive, it's hurtful, and whatever you or I or anyone might have meant by keeping or displaying it just doesn't matter now that the Dylann Roofs of this world have chosen it as their banner. Jan 21, 2008 - Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. - The Confederate Battle Flag flies on the grounds of the South Carolina State House (Credit Image: © Erik Lesser/ZUMA Press)...more
Parthenia Queen All great points.  We have a lot of hard work to do.more

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Us to Have a Real Conversation on Campus Sexual Assault

In front of a packed audience at the Washington Post, Dana Bolger tells her story as a victim of sexual assault while a student at Amherst College. Though the act of violence remains shocking to the audience comprised largely of twenty-something females. The two seated next to me are Capitol Hill interns with notebooks in hand as Dana describes the aftermath of her assault. It’s this which causes a ripple of gasps throughout the audience....more

Do Not Judge a Country by Its Politicians

Picture courtesy of NASAWe live on a beautiful planet. With all its diversity and variety, our Earth is amazing as a whole. Just imagine it being torn to bits for each piece to float, separately, in space. Not so pretty, huh? Yet this picture is as real as it could get. We are doing exactly what I have described. The modern world is full of conflicts between countries, caused by political differences and problems. Once again, POLITICAL differences and problems. Notice the word in caps? I cannot stress it enough. Somehow, the hatred, initiated by politicians towards each other, is slowly spreading across the whole population....more

What Got Me to Run for State Legislature

Five months ago, I ran for a seat in the Hawaii State Legislature. ...more
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God Bless My Southern Heart: Reflecting on Charleston

I really didn’t want to write this post.  I don’t like to get political here, and I’m sure some of you will disagree with my honest and heartfelt opinion, but here it is…God bless my Southern heartWith a blog called For the Love of Dixie (and a mother named Dixie), I kind of feel like I should weigh in on the Confederate battle flag controversy.  My Southern heart has been so conflicted over that stupid flag, trying to wrap my brain around the fact that a crazy person killed 9 people and now, somehow, a flag is to blame....more

Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

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SCOTUS to Same-Sex Couples: You Are Not Ill or Criminal By Virtue of Being Queer

When Congress passed the so-called ...more
Thanks for sharing! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!!more

After the Flag Comes Down, Then What?

Let's get one thing straight up front: it's time for the flag to come down. It's divisive, it's hurtful, and whatever you or I or anyone might have meant by keeping or displaying it just doesn't matter now that the Dylann Roofs of this world have chosen it as their banner. Jan 21, 2008 - Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. - The Confederate Battle Flag flies on the grounds of the South Carolina State House (Credit Image: © Erik Lesser/ZUMA Press)...more
Parthenia Queen All great points.  We have a lot of hard work to do.more

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Us to Have a Real Conversation on Campus Sexual Assault

In front of a packed audience at the Washington Post, Dana Bolger tells her story as a victim of sexual assault while a student at Amherst College. Though the act of violence remains shocking to the audience comprised largely of twenty-something females. The two seated next to me are Capitol Hill interns with notebooks in hand as Dana describes the aftermath of her assault. It’s this which causes a ripple of gasps throughout the audience....more

It Was A Shocking

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Dear America: On Charleston, the Stars and Bars, and the N-Word

Dear America,I need you to calm down and stop being shocked and awed and aghast for one moment. Not desensitized, not numb, that’s impossible and frankly, you'd be an android or bot or something if you were....more
Undiagnosed but Okay Thanks! I think we use offense and defense because it's easier than ...more

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