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.
I’ll admit that as a little girl, I often sought my reflection in fairy tales. I hoped for a happily ever after. I craved a princess persona that would satisfy the comfort of others and provide a safe place to live within the kingdom of consensus reality. Safety is appealing to a child in a ...
Bang the drum for our sons and daughters, for husbands and wives, mothers and friends. Shout death’s name to a clueless world. Bang the drum loudly! Love in grief has a powerful rhythm. Bang the drum with courage and strength! Bang it loud filled with compassion! Bang the drum proudly!