I’d rather write than talk, and spend time with my dogs than a lot of humans. But I have so much to say – my conundrum.
I’m fairly typical in many ways – you know, the usual stuff. I’m a mama, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and an auntie. I have the most wonderful, enriching friends, and the beach is my favorite place for freedom.
I’m also a chronic illness soldier and champion. I’m a lupus warrior, a social justice and civil rights activist, an antiracist, a blogger, an intersectional feminist, a true progressive, a New Thought Christian, a metaphysician, a mediocre cook, and my mother and I are the funniest people in the world. I was born in 1964, and I feel that’s important to include on here because at times this will help with insight as to who I am.
I grew up in northern California in a very diverse neighborhood, which has a ton to do with who I am today. Tough lessons; fun lessons – I wouldn’t trade any of them if I had to give up any piece of me today. I’m still learning and constantly reshaping to create spaces for myself that don’t always feel “safe,” but feel more and more right and big enough to include everyone.
I have some strong opinions on a lot, and I know I’m not for everybody. But even if I’m not your “type,” know that I still want a world that works for you, too, as long as that doesn’t mean excluding someone or trampling on their civil rights.
I’m in a constant struggle with love and anger together, and oftentimes my anger is because I love so much. Unfairness, racism, inequity, inequality, and liars in politics make me really mad. Someday I’ll figure out a balance between the two. Maybe.
Oh, and purple is my favorite color – just in case that’s a deal breaker. Full transparency. 😉
I hope you enjoy my blog.