If you’re an avid Instagram user, and let’s face it most of us are, chances are you’ve stumbled across somebody’s profile that is filled with gorgeous photos of mountain ranges, waterfalls, beaches and tall evergreens. Every day, more and more people are exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, hiking hidden trails in search of breathtaking views and secret camping grounds. Continue reading
As the government shutdown wears on, I’m becoming more concerned about my students and friends who are missing paychecks from their government jobs, and soon, many other students, friends, and family members who use EBT will find that many grocery stores will stop accepting food stamps due to as many as 2500 retailers failing to renew their EBT licenses before the shutdown took effect. Continue reading
In August, fifteen thousand people welcomed more than one hundred canoes to Puyallup. It was glorious. I felt proud to be a Coast Salish woman. I felt proud to be born from these people. Continue reading
Tell yourself it’s for your people.
Those compromises you made.
Those carefully worded phrases in the colonizer’s tongue.
Those change from within plaques above your polished oak desk.
Those revolution stickers on your aluminum laptop. Continue reading
Rain-Wet Shepherds Boarding the Shame Train
A two day Greyhound bus ride from
Lincoln, NE to Seattle. Later, I’d
learn that the bus was called ‘the
shame train.’ Continue reading