At a poetry reading some months ago, a woman, a mother, shared a deeply personal piece about the conflicting messages that her young daughter receives through their conversations. As she tells her to believe that the world is hers for the taking, she also tells her to watch the length of her skirt and where … Continue reading Being female: Finding freedom from fear
About two weeks ago I was standing at the bus stop when I noticed a young man getting off the bus across the street and then run towards me. He stopped in front of me and said, "Hey, I'm Justin." I looked at him and just nodded and he said, "I'm 25, almost 26. How … Continue reading Ladies: Why don’t we smile and learn to take a ‘compliment’?