All tagged POLITICS

Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a lot of things. She’s a daughter. She’s a mother. She’s the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and a Ted Talk speaker. She holds several degrees including a Law Degree from Harvard. The identity that didn’t come as easy to her was that of black woman. In her memoir, Real American, Julie gives us her evolution of how growing up in a mixed race household and in many all white settings meant learning about and loving herself as a black woman would take some time. In How To Raise An Adult, Julie turned her Stanford experience and her mind for research into a manifesto for modern parenting.

Disabled And Cute: With Keah Brown

Keah Brown is not here to inspire you. What she is here to do is be a beacon of self love, professional success, and next level cuteness. She’s also willing to call out people who don’t respect the intersectional experience of disabled people of color. By starting the hashtag #DisabledAndCute on twitter, she’s giving a platform for the disabled to celebrate themselves.

Surviving Grief: With Kate Spencer

Kate Spencer knows everyone cool, and everyone cool knows Kate Spencer. This is what I’ve come to realize after getting to know this woman. The writer and Upright Citizens Brigade alum is the kind of person who is both wildly clever and fiercely self-deprecating. The two of us recently teamed up on a bus full of women activists helmed by Jane Fonda (YES, THE JANE FONDA) to electrify voters who normally sit out of mid-term elections. Kate held the map and kept the ledger. I knocked on the doors and did most of the chatting. We stayed in our respective lanes and were a good team!

What We Can Learn From Charlottesville: With Summer Martin

On Saturday, an acquaintance of mine posted in a private Facebook group of which we’re both a part, that she was both angry and scared about the events in Charlottesville, VA. She’s an African-American woman in a group where the majority of the other women are white. The rest of the group told her we heard her, we support her, and we were scared by all of it too. But that didn’t feel good enough for me.