As the Serena drama played out, as I watched her demand an apology, unheard; as I watched as she gracefully gave props to her young opponent; as she expressed her "disappointment" and claimed victory for future generations; as the news came out that she had been fined $17,000; as I read the opinion pieces about … Continue reading On Being A Woman
As I continue this journey of…well not sure what else to call it except a journey; this new road of being awakened to and acknowledging my own trauma is far too new for any type of description. It just is. But it is in this acknowledgement that old memories don’t look quite the same anymore. … Continue reading Better Not Never Tell…
He’s a good person. He would never do that! --translation: he’s never made a pass at me. He’s my best friend, we have no secrets. --translation: I’ve turned a blind eye. He’s eccentric, I’ll admit, but eccentricity isn’t a crime. --translation: I have no idea what he’s capable of. All the kids love him. He’s … Continue reading Translations of Justification
Esther. She’s the “For such a time as this” Esther. She saved her people from destruction. She is a hero to all, but to women especially. But there’s more to her story. When Esther accused Haman to the king, the king had to retreat and contemplate. His most trusted servant sought to destroy an entire … Continue reading For such a time as…wait What?
Believe her. No. Too many false accusations. But those are only 1%-10%. Believe her. No. He’s innocent until proven guilty. He deserves due process of law. We shouldn’t ruin his reputation. She deserves to be heard. Believe her. She’s been traumatized. Sexually. But you weren’t there, you don’t know what happened. It’s her word against … Continue reading A “Believe Her” Argument