On “Activism” Burnout, and What I’m Doing to Resist It

In the days and weeks following the Women's March, I was about as close to "woke" as I've ever been.  I was bearing witness, I was donating, I was reading and tweeting and posting. And then...I broke down. I started weeping one night right before bed, mumbling incoherent concerns to Daniel. I realized I couldn't…

Inward and Outward: A Pre-Inauguration Reflection

I wrote this piece for the Numi Organic Tea blog as a Resolutions Post, but I thought it was appropriate to post here, on the eve of the Inauguration. Though it's always been important to be vigilant protectors and defenders of justice, the rate at which things could take a turn for the worse feel…