My Life

When I Was Young and Dumb I Tried to Save the World

This was originally published on Medium; thanks for all the views, recommendations, and comments you left there.  I appreciate your...

Most People I Know Are Afraid of Innocent Teenagers

When the Black Lives Matter protests happened outside my Oakland office, many of my white friends were annoyed, worried about...

How to Be Safe From Protests: Join Them

How to Be Safe From Protests: Join Them

This video I took while marching in the Ferguson protests in Oakland contains one of the most memorable and important...

Stop Laughing at Creative Adults

Stop Laughing at Creative Adults

Children are praised for their creativity. (“Of course you can be a ballerina, honey! You’re the best dancer in the...

Should Feminism be Angry?

Should Feminism be Angry?

Today is a big day- I get to officially unveil a project I’ve been working on for weeks.  A group...

The Dragon, the Girl, and the Twitter: A True Story of Portland and Magic

As a child, I envied the children in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, for their ability to open...

Does society accept nerds?

In my lifetime, I’ve seen society move from reviling nerds to glorifying them. It’s an incredible social change. But does the...

You Don’t Need to Be Happy for Me

You Don’t Need to Be Happy for Me

I’m very upset about Robin William’s suicide. He was my favorite actor. The characters he depicted were in terrible, tough...

Writing Process- My Crazy Idealism At Work

Writing Process- My Crazy Idealism At Work

Hello, Earthlings.  I was invited by the lovely lady Willow Becker to join a blog tour for writers to talk...

An Apology to My Lost Little Orphan Muse

An Apology to My Lost Little Orphan Muse

I’ve been writing literally since I was three years old, when I would dictate stories for my mother to write...

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