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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Social Justice

All of the posts under the "Social Justice" category.

Angie November 22, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests by SoAngieWrites.com #courage #vulnerability

Yesterday was World CP Day, a yearly event where people speak up to raise awareness and understanding of Cerebral Palsy, with a focus on equal rights, access, and opportunities. My youngest son was diagnosed with CP before his first birthday. On World CP Day, I took to Twitter with a series of tweets, informative links, and a request-

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests by SoAngieWrites.com

 

It took five minutes before someone was making fun of my request, and telling me to get thicker skin.… Continue reading

Angie October 8, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Hush – A Poem For Tamir

Hush A Poem For Tamir

Another black child on the ground
Gather ’round
Hush

See him fall, breath gone still
Begin to feel
Hush

Rage and sorrow bubble up
Tears enough to fill a cup
Hush

Bias prickles in my mind
Strip this boy of humankind
HUSH

Fight what longs to shield my heart
Realize I play a part
Speak

Put Tamir where he belongs
Access deepest mourning songs
Sing
~

Struck by the news this morning that Tamir Rice, 12, was not given medical attention for nearly four minutes after being shot twice by police officers, I found myself in tears.… Continue reading

Angie November 28, 2014 7 Comments Permalink

Tangled: The Discomfort of Holding Bias

The Discomfort of Holding Bias by SoAngieWrites.com

Gonna unpack my bias. Gonna work this shit out.

It’s Friday morning. I drive out with Steve to his office so I can keep the car for appointments. As I drive back home under grayish blue clouds, purple mountains before me, I feel small and alone. What do I have but a heart tangled in pain, a mind set on injustice, and hands incapable of change?… Continue reading

Angie August 22, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

How White Privilege Lets Us Clock Out Of Discomfort, And Why We Shouldn’t

We tiptoe in
The water’s uncomfortable
Clinging to clothes
Causing a drag

We look around
Blood runs like a river
A mother wails
The horror grips

We’re temporarily moved
In air wafting nostalgic
Squinting our eyes
As history blazes

The light is too much
We feel so exposed
Shrinking back,
We sigh and clock out

This is white privilege
An asset unchosen
And now that we know
Let’s do better

So Angie Writes poem on white privilege I’m feeling unsettled about my ability to tune in and back out when Ferguson news becomes too much.… Continue reading

Angie August 21, 2014 12 Comments Permalink

Evenfall

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde quote.

It would be so easy, and has been, to turn off the news
And continue on with life
Digging into the projects which serve me
Settling down into peace

It would be so easy, and has been, to keep quiet
Staying out of this
Silencing my miseducation and fear
Slipping into ineffectiveness

It would be so easy, and has been, to say things like
This is not my problem
That is not my community
He is not my son

But it’s become impossible to employ empathy without words
And leaning in requires action
At evenfall, I am safe
Are you?… Continue reading

Angie August 19, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

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