The Kick-Ass Blog

Wait! What?

Wait! What?

I have had so many “Wait! What?” moments in the last 12 months, each leading me think about how I could be contributing to bias against BIPOC, LGBTQ, and neurodivergent people. Everything that we do and feel is in relation to one another, and with ourselves.

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

The pandemic has fallen on our society like rain on a staircase, running more easily off the privileged top steps and deluging the lower rungs with a flood of accumulated intensity. Walking through wealthy neighborhoods adjacent to the area where we lived in the...

I Concede

I Concede

photo credit: Claudia Barbosa/Pexels Last week, we saw politicians across the country lose their quests for state and federal positions. When they decided that their campaign season was over, they got to make a call: "I concede." When is your season over? And who do...

Choosing Hope with Emily Fletcher

Choosing Hope with Emily Fletcher

In the pandemic, it’s hard to remember what month it is. Each day feels like a time-lapse video of our lives.

I was so ecstatic for the opportunity to talk with my meditation teacher, Emily Fletcher, Founder of Ziva Meditation, about parenting, virtual schooling, and how parents can find hope in the darkest of times.

Pandemic of Stress

Pandemic of Stress

We are spinning in circles from hand-washing to disinfecting to wearing masks. The uncertainty causes a secondary pandemic that has already infected us all. While we plan for the threat of a second/third wave of COVID infections, our nervous systems flood with stress hormones.

What is school (really) for?

What is school (really) for?

It was just another Thursday at work but I felt angry. On February 15, 2018, I showed up at my school in Southwest Philly the day after the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. I expected something to shift. However, on that Thursday, I could see that my job was...