When the Tectonic Plates of my Soul Shifted

When the Tectonic Plates of my Soul Shifted

Kyle’s family. See how the women are dressed? Reading time: 5 minutes Years ago, the tectonic plates of my soul shifted. That’s actually how I experienced it. I felt like I had a fault line running from up above me to my right, diagonally down to my left....
White Women Reacting to my “Hands off the Hair” post

White Women Reacting to my “Hands off the Hair” post

Reading time: 3 minutes I’ve noticed something. When I give talks, about diversity or the lessons I’ve learned from being a mediator, a lot of times people will come up to me afterwards and tell me stories about something that’s related to what I was...
“Hands off the Hair”

“Hands off the Hair”

Reading time: 5 minutes “Hands off the Hair” The other day, I saw an African-American woman wearing a T-shirt that read “Hands off the Hair.” This was at St. Therese Catholic Church in Leschi, where I go to the Sunday noon mass once a month or so. It’s a mixed-race...
Guess What?  My Husband is Black!

Guess What? My Husband is Black!

Outside the building where I worked Reading time: 4 minutes You probably noticed that I wrote about how I moved to central Oregon to take a job. And you may have noticed that my last post started out by saying, “Kyle and I drove down to Bend to pack up the rest of my...

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