Sick – A Memoir

When you are chronically ill, or in chronic pain, it can feel extraordinarily lonesome. It can feel like no one understands and you spend a lot of time in your own head. This book, though, Sick by Porochista Khakpour makes me feel understood. It’s the sort of book that has me nodding my head and … Continue reading Sick – A Memoir

DoTheWork Challenge Day 5 – Examining Privilege

In today’s session of Rachel Cargle’s Do The Work 30 Day Challenge, we examined our privilege and how we no winglet and unknowingly perpetuate the racist society that benefits whiteness. In particular, coincidentally aligning with yesterday’s post about white feminism, we are asked to make not of intersectionality and how white feminism is a further … Continue reading DoTheWork Challenge Day 5 – Examining Privilege

DoTheWork Challenge Day 4 – What Lies Beneath

Today’s session involved the infamous Doll Test and participating the Harvard Project Implicit to determine our implicit biases. Once again, I invite you to participate in this healing work. It’s not enough to wear a T-shirt bought off Amazon that says Black Lives Matter (which may or may not actually provide funds or support to … Continue reading DoTheWork Challenge Day 4 – What Lies Beneath

Women’s Rights Mean Nothing If They Are Not Intersectional

Let’s talk for a minute about why white women need to get on board with fixing the white supremacist society that we live in - white women were granted suffrage on the backs of BIPOC. In the USA, Susan B. Anthony sided with white supremacists and took funding from them, fighting for an English-literate, educated … Continue reading Women’s Rights Mean Nothing If They Are Not Intersectional

Personal Disclosures – Porochista Khakpour

Register for courses and apply for Personal Disclosures Scholarships Posted @withregram • @pchza My series of summer workshops and seminars kicks off tonight! Make sure you sign up at personaldisclosures.org.And don't forget that they offer scholarships. Email tellus@personaldisclosures.org for details. #writer #scholarship #writing #webinar #poc #learn #seminar #workshop #book #sick #essays #read #tbr #joinus #summer2020 … Continue reading Personal Disclosures – Porochista Khakpour