The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Image by Bikurgurl Whew! It’s been a whirlwind week for me! I posted earlier this week my short review I wrote for The Brave Learner, but what I didn’t say is that I’ve been working on starting a book club to take a deep dive into this book with me over the next year or so, taking one chapter at a time to really dive … Continue reading The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Be Selfish

​I was having a harried morning – two orthodontic appointments, two dentist appointments – and had forgotten to give my son who stresses about the orthodontist Snow Angel, Bikurgram pain medication which was resulting in anxiety and an upset stomach.   I was sick with anxiety. I walked into the pharmacy to get the pain medication, saltines, and a bottle of ginger ale and was … Continue reading Be Selfish

Humans Supporting Humans

  I’m an ardent advocate of supporting each other, heartily encouraging women to support women, humans supporting humans. Grace and space In this world, how do we go from being victims to being empowered? How do we make the world a better place? We become the change. We take the advice of Gandhi, who led nonviolent civil disobedience, and, “Be the change you wish to … Continue reading Humans Supporting Humans

Goals? Be Kind

  Goals? Be kind ‘Be the change you’d like to see in the world’ – Ghandi Written for: Week 4 – Reena’s Exploration How to participate? Reena says: The piece you write can be prose, fiction, a form of poetry that you are comfortable with, or any other experimental format that you devise. There is no restriction on the length either, except that the whole … Continue reading Goals? Be Kind

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

Originally posted on South Seattle Emerald:
In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond. by Alouise Urness Sumeya B. is a twelve-year old revolutionary woman. An only child of a Muslim father who was born Jewish and a mother who… Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.