Category: Reflections

What Are You For?

Arguing for an expansion of what it means to be for is incredibly idealistic, I realize that. It requires vulnerability and work and a willingness to change when we realize our narrow definitions of what we are for cannot be supported by a real world application. But doing so...

Reflections of a Struggling Patriot

I love my country and I want better for her. I want to see those blinding transgressions transformed into a beautiful sunset, multiple colors mingling with the imperfections in the sky to create a stunning tapistry. I want to develop a mature patriotism, one that doesn't put up blinders...

The Work Starts With Us

I grew up believing I was immune to racism and racial bias. I was a lower middle-class white girl growing up in Detroit. One of my best friends growing up was my next-door neighbor, an African American girl the same age as me. Our bedroom windows faced each other....

Slowly Stepping Out

We are going to be in the messy in-between for a long time and it is in our best interest to work together to figure out how to move forward while looking out for each other....

Dear Class of 2020

Dearest seniors, you have been handed a curveball that none of the adults in your life have ever had to deal with. We are mourning with you and we are hurting for you. But we also believe in you. We believe in your passion. We believe in your resilience....