Bonne Voyage

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” as we were made to memorize in first grade. Imagine the feeling Columbus must have felt surrounding his journey into the unknown! Convincing Ferdinand and Isabella to fund his wild idea to let him sail off the edge of the earth and trust that he wouldn’t fall into …

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History/Herstory

Dear Friend, I have learned many things since stepping into this role of “community advocate.” What I have learned most is the amount I don’t know about what I should have known. Every day I learn something else that humbles me and makes me think about the world I have been exposed to. This week …

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Pride Month

Hello friends, In case you have missed it so far, June is “Pride Month.” You have probably noticed all the rainbow iconography that is all over social media and various marketing platforms. I have to admit, this is the first year I have been so overwhelmed by the support for our community- in a good …

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Stereotypes

Dear Friend, It is a funny thing how stereotypes work into the world we create. I was in middle school when Will & Grace came out. If you haven’t heard of that historic TV iconography, then I would say you were uncultured and boring. (Stereotyping! See?) I loved watching that show because Will and Jack …

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Memorial Day

Dear Friend,  Memorial Day. Some of my favorite memories growing up was celebrating with my father’s family at our holiday cookouts. Our family was very wild and a bit off- which probably doesn’t surprise you if you know me at all. You would find burgers, hot dogs, my dad’s fresh fried fish and grandma’s mac-n-cheese. …

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