Just for today...

Well, the fact that I'm writing to you today must mean that we survived the past week. Whew! It sure was a wild one.

As a trauma survivor, I've noticed some surprising sensations in my body and emotions today. Beginning with a bit of a "freeze" response; then, wondering if it's okay to relax after so much time of holding; and finally, starting to think that it may just be safe enough now to take a deep breath. For real. 

In... and... out...

This doesn't mean the work is over and...

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What does the 4th of July mean...

As an ethics-based vegan, July 4th has long been a complicated "holiday" for me. Millions of animals are terrified by fireworks and wildlife are harmed. Can you imagine how scary it must be to suddenly have explosions going off all around you? This is to say nothing about fireworks' contribution to fire danger.

As I learn more about the experiences of Indigenous people and the Africans who were forced to come to this country by those who would sell them to be enslaved, this "holiday"...

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