Racism and Me: A Personal Excavation

*****Important note for the reader***** This post has foul language containing racist and homophobic slurs. They are only used for the sake of accurate and honest storytelling as they relate to my personal history. This post could be a step to position me as an ally to the black community. I will do my best,… Continue reading Racism and Me: A Personal Excavation

The Paradox of Being White and Woke in America

It was late afternoon on a Tuesday. I was driving south on the pothole-riddled I95 towards Chester, PA. I had been making the drive every Tuesday since early October to participate in a 200-hour yoga teacher training inside the State Correctional Institution there, through a partnership with the Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program. I exited the… Continue reading The Paradox of Being White and Woke in America

Shootings, discrimination, and black lives matter

I think news organizations that immediately attack the black lives matter movement after an unarmed black man is killed, should be downgraded from credible news sources to  fearmongering, political propaganda machines. There are enough historical and current examples to justify such an exclusive name for the movement, as in to specify black lives. But if acknowledging… Continue reading Shootings, discrimination, and black lives matter