Fabricated Peace

TW/CW: Psychiatric setting, Security/Police, Medical Abuse/Ableism You walk through the two sets of automatic sliding double doors, into the mental health wing.  You leave the bitter cold air behind and enter the sterile hospital environment you have come to know so well after all these months.  When entering the front foyer, you are met with…

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Today I Ate Breakfast

TW/CW: flashback of verbal and emotional abuse regarding food issues Today I ate breakfast. I don’t know how to do this. It’s been too long. I don’t want to eat in the morning. I hear your voice. “Chubs.” Followed by laughter. No one ever stands up to you. They let you hurt me. Sometimes they…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 3 of 3 – Down to Earth)

[Image: Viewpoint from the forest floor, looking upwards at the brown-eyed Susan flowers in the late afternoon sunlight, in early September] Welcome back! This is the third and final blog post about my use of sociometry to visualize class dynamics, with an eye to promoting inclusion. To recap, the question posed to students was, “Name…

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Silenced by Circumstance

Yesterday I posted a fragment of my life as a young woman, just starting out, in Japan. That was so last century (literally) but something still holds true. The concept of silence by circumstance. If you’ve ever read my Huffington Post profile, you know that I treasure my freedom of speech. My voice. And lifting…

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