Month: June 2016

We’re Gonna Shift This Planet

“With the kind of feminine leadership that’s coming out of this organization, we are going to shift the planet. We are no longer a program. We are a movement.” I want to share my remarks from the 20th anniversary celebration for Girls on the…

Dear Trump Supporter in the Baggage Claim Area

Dear Trump Supporter in the Baggage claim area.  I know you are a Trump Supporter because you have a shirt on that says Trump 2016.  You are an overweight white man…in your 50’s I’m guessin’. You wear a baseball cap backwards on your head,…

Dear Mama of Four

Dear Mama of Four:  I found your message yesterday.  It has been there since December, tucked in among the thousands upon thousands of messages sent to me back when a post I wrote about meeting a Muslim man went viral.  I did not know…

Southern…

“A little thinking out loud this morning.” I’ve been ocean side for almost a week. In eastern NC. Relaxing without kids for the first time in 20 years. Alone. I’ve been coming to the same beach since I was sixteen years old. I’ve noticed…

Ms. Cabbie

So I coupla days ago I was in the check out line at the Rite Aid near my house.  It was Sunday. I was totally off my game when she greeted me.  “Good morning,” she said in that sing songy kind of southern swangy…

Sigourney and That Alien-Thingie

I think it’s fair to say that many of us are trying to figure out how to love in a world that just feels so mean. My newsfeed is just so depressing. I truly have to go LOOKING for the good stuff.  I’ve got…

My Daughter Has Purple Hair

My daughter has purple hair.   I never thought I’d be the mama of a girl with purple hair. Frankly, I thought I’d be the mama of a soccer player…the girl who has the long ponytail, wears her shin guards to the Starbucks and…