Feeling Safe

“To me, it’s being in a place where they can be themselves.”   That’s my good friend Sil Ganzó…and nope…she is not talking about Girls on the Run…(but she could be right?) She’s talking about Our Bridge an organization she heads up that provides after school and life skills training for immigrant kids.  I’ve known […]

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Yulonda

I think I’ve found my new church. And it’s not what you think. (Lol) It’s holy because Yulonda works there and the food? It warms my soul. The table cloths are plastic and checkered; and the ketchup’s in squeezie bottles…and when the ketchup gets low…the noise it makes? Well…it reminds me of my weekly dates […]

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REDioactive

This is what someone looks like after they’ve attended four Red Boot Meetings in three days and about to hit my fifth! I just left the grocery store and in less than three minutes at the check out…made three new friends…Treasure, Shandra and Maria.  We decided that everyone in the world needs to wear a […]

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I am Homicide. 

Let’s talk for a minute about tenderness, kindness and connection.  Yesterday I was having lunch with my good friend Garry McFadden. For those of you don’t know him…he’s kinda a big deal. (Although he is too humble to EVER admit it. ❤️) Garry is a retired CMPD homicide detective who continues to do some contract […]

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Freedom 

True story.  It is a Tuesday night and fourteen people have gathered to learn about the Red Boot Coalition. We are in a circle.  All are white, wealthy and executives in my city’s top firms.  It is our first time together and we are pondering the question that goes with The Red Boot Coalition’s first […]

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Busted. 

Thinking out loud on a Monday mornin’… From where I sit, this old political narrative that has us choosing from just two “lists”…is totally off rails right now. Top if off with how we’ve woven shame and judgment into the mix…I mean come on…who really wants to be a part of that? I believe there […]

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I Want to Do Better. 

This right here is what’s happening. I remember when Helen was only 11, she overheard me making fun of someone I didn’t know very well. (I was on the phone.) She hollered at me from the other room. “Remember mom what you taught me in Girls on the Run? Your words are like toothpaste. Once […]

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