The Importance of Stories

I love stories: my stories, my grandmother’s stories, strangers’ stories. To me, it is difficult for a story to be inherently boring. That’s what I love about them. Even the most mundane events can be made interesting by a good storyteller. I’d like to be a good storyteller someday. Whether you realize it or not,…

Self Respect

Self Respect. It means different things to different to people. But ultimately, it’s about people’s relationships with themselves. Each individual person determines what self-respect looks like for themself and no one else. Self-respect isn’t always seen this way, though. Too often people are told to “have some self respect.” Too often respect is confused with…

Neutrality in Situations of Injustice

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it actually takes to create social change, because it’s certainly not easy. Part of the challenge comes from the fact that people don’t always understand or want to hear about how their actions can negatively affect other people. When talking about social issues, people can take offense…