Welcome! I have been wanting to build up this blog for quite some time, but just haven’t quite managed to find the time, energy, or sustained motivation to get it done. I have several half-written posts that I hope to finish writing and get online. But I finally decided to heed the advice I give to my clients – Perfect is the enemy of done. My hope is that once I publish an entry, even an introductory one, it will be easier to add to it over time.
When I do get my blog up and running, you may notice that my professional interests are broad. The theme that runs through is typically social justice. I see social justice as the radical idea that all of our lives have worth and that the only way to reckon with inequality in the world is to look critically at power and oppression across multiple domains and identities. You will likely see me write and sporadically tweet about racism and systemic oppression, self-care, intersectional identities, biracial/multiracial identities, interracial relationships, sexual satisfaction and sexual health, diversity in sexual orientation and gender expression, and trauma.
Like many of my friends, colleagues, family members, and clients, I am feeling worn down, exhausted, angry, and tremendously afraid of the heightened worldwide white supremacist violence, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. I worry about climate change the disproportionate impact it has on vulnerable populations. To take care of myself, I try to find the balance between disconnecting enough to enjoy what’s good in my life now versus paying attention to the very real threats to human rights in our larger world.
I’m planning to write a longer piece about this at some point, but I’ll end this short post with some self-care strategies I have found helpful in these trying times: