The moment you see something with your own eyes and feel injustice with all your senses, you cross an inner border, you know you can’t go back from there.
As a creative, we push the boundaries. We rub people the wrong way, but dance between that and our desire for acceptance.
I can't just sit here and not say anything because 'sobriety' is a big deal to some people and a life or death matter to all of us addicts.
The lens through which our art is seen and studied can have a definite bias if, for example, our #MeToo stories are in the public forum.
I'm saying it because for a long time I didn't think it was necessary to be better than good, because good for me was already better than most.
But this struggle to do everything on our own is taxing. It's depleting and exhausting. Do you remember when the flow of the Universe was a part of you and your life?
When we talk about equality in this country, my experience has been that many white people want to focus on how far we have come, to what could be, in an almost altruistic way that omits the icky part in the middle -- white privilege.