Category: advocacy

What’s Behind Victim-Blaming?

I feel like I’m writing installments for a weird soap opera–“Tune in today for the continuation of the saga.  Will there be an investigation? Will the administration give up their lazy ways and comply with Title IX? Will there still be a hearing? What…

Why Reporting Harassment Matters

Amidst the #Metoo movement and Harvey Weinstein perp walk, one might begin to believe that dealing with the nuts and bolts of reporting sexual harassment would suddenly get easier.  It really hasn’t, but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t.  You totally should. Realistically, it…

The New Year Begins

Happy New Year, y’all! So far, 2018 has been eventful.  Two weird things have happened.  I shall begin with grad school. I just started my second year at a Traditional Chinese medical school.  Only three more to go! Anyway, I have zero complaints about…

Fighting Unfair Treatment

A good friend sent me a blog post by an evangelical pastor, John Bevere, a few days ago in order to get my opinion.  What did I think about the content of his post: “Growing Through Unfair Treatment”? I vehemently disagree with him.  In…

An Assertiveness Serendipity

There must be a strange connection between my need for assertiveness practice and ordering drinks.  It’s always the drinks! I just wrote a post on assertiveness yesterday and how helpful grumpy baristas can be in our assertiveness practice; and, last night it happened again–the…

Reframing Assertiveness

I have noticed that one of the ongoing battles in my life is learning to be assertive.  I observe this in the lives of people who have left abusive family environments.  There seems to be an extreme.  Either people are highly reactionary claiming that they…

speak.

I wanted to say something about speaking the truth. I have often found myself in conversations with people discussing personal circumstances that are gridlocked.  Marriages are in turmoil.  People feel unheard, invisible, and helpless.  I’ve been in that situation.  Or, perhaps it’s something familial….