On Being an Ally: Passing, Participating, and Pondering My Place

  For years, I may have been complicit in the act of “passing.”  My son’s skin is a beautiful tan in the summer, but for the most part, it could be described as “olive.”   His father has been out of the picture for most of his life, and my own flesh is pasty at best.  … Continue reading

Visiting The Trail Of Injustice #JusticeForEthan

From the archive: Originally posted May, 2013 Josh and I visited the places that hold answers to many questions within their walls.   First, the theater.    This place holds many secrets.  Within its walls are the answers we seek.  How did an evening of recreation turn into something so sad?  The walls aren’t talking. … Continue reading

It’s a “Pride” Issue – Erica Garner

Comply or die

  Last night, Erica Garner told Don Lemon on CNN that she didn’t really think the issue is race.  To her, it looked like the NYPD officer who killed her father wanted to prove he could take down a “big guy.” To me, it boils down to one fundamental conflict in our society.         … Continue reading

Advocacy After #ABLE

Advocacy After ABLE

  Congratulations to all those who worked long and hard hours on getting the ABLE Act to a vote today. Just in case anyone is looking for a new cause to champion – here’s a few ideas that could greatly impact adults with Down syndrome : #RaceAndDownSyndrome – Investigate health disparities for people of color … Continue reading

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