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Transportation equity: moving from car culture to more just transportation

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Social Justice By January 4, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

This is part three in a series we’re running about cars and the transportation system. Here’s part one, Cars suck! 11 reasons why, and part two, Cars suck! But we can’t live without them. Subscribe to be notified when the rest in the series are published!

We’ve talked about why cars suck and why we’re compelled to own them anyway, but I would be majorly failing if I didn’t acknowledge that some people still don’t have access to cars. As much as cars are a lousy burden, they are also a privilege, and a pretty crucial one in a society that is so dependent on cars.

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Activism vs. Personal Action: The most important thing you can do to combat climate change

Activism, Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Social Justice By December 14, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

I have been thinking about the best way to write this for months, there are probably a good 5 half finished blog posts dedicated to this subject in my drafts folder.  I’ve decided not to get flowery or mince words.  I’m about to make the case that activism is the most important thing you can do to fight climate change, and that personal action is good, but just not enough.

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People’s Climate March

Activism, Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Community, Current Events By September 8, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I’m sure everyone has heard of the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City September 21st, and for a brief moment in time, I thought I would be able to attend it.  That would have been a dream come true for me, but unfortunately, due to some medical appointments I have to keep having to do with the surrogacy, I am unable to attend.  

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Positive sedation

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Community, Current Events, Feminism, Poetry, Social Justice By July 18, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

As long as others have less than me
I shouldn’t think about wrongs in my community.
I should just be grateful for what I have
And ignore the fact that I’m getting the shaft
It could be much worse, you see
There are those who can’t feed their family
And children sold into slavery
So I mustn’t examine my own tragedy
But I’m feeling like this is just a means
Of hiding the fact that we haven’t seen
A small few have managed to accumulate
Enough to ensure our lesser fate
Maybe gratitude makes it harder to see
That the shit has been dispersed less than evenly,
That we pay the price for what the few take
And bear the weight of our collective mistake
I want to be grateful for my blessings in life
To focus on positives, not just strife
But sometimes it’s just too hard to ignore
That those with the most just keep taking more
And I may be better off than some
But in the end we’ve all been robbed, each and every one
By those few who hoard what we work to create
And toss us the scraps from their golden plates
And I’m tired of being told “be glad you’re not he!”
As if his life exists to drive fear into me
That’s not gratitude, no, it is fear mongering
The truth is we both deserve more

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Why I write about intersectionality

Climate Justice and Environmentalism, Feminism, Social Justice By May 3, 2014 Tags: , , , No Comments

Some people think it’s odd that I keep a homesteading blog in which I write about seemingly non homesteading related topics so frequently.  Feminism, parenting, education, body image, paleo lifestyle, etc.  I find it impossible to talk about homesteading without addressing the issues that homesteading intersects with.

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