A Culture of Complicity

Dear Unitarian Universalist Community, Below you will find an excerpt of my response to the congregation I serve after this week’s events. It is my intention to tell some painful truths about having served TJMC-UU as Director of Administration and Finance as a woman of color. Those truths are not easy; they haven’t been easy... Continue Reading →

One more time, for those in the back….

In the 6 weeks since speaking my truth in “On being a good fit” I have largely kept out of public commentary regarding the hiring decision that precipitated my speaking out. Instead I have put my time and talents into collaborating with religious educators in birthing the #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn. I have a deep debt of gratitude... Continue Reading →

Not coming home tonight…

On my way home yesterday I passed a police car sitting in the center median. Even though I was not going fast, as we all do, I immediately looked at my speedometer and confirmed “whew, I’m not speeding.” But, being brown while driving, I did keep my eye on him and I noticed he pulled... Continue Reading →

Safety Pin Box

Update: Safety Pin Box sunset about a year ago but you can still plug into real allyship work with the brilliant Leslie Mac at ResistU. If you are wearing, have worn, have a profile pic of, preached about, provided a basket of or otherwise engaged in “Safety Pin Allyship” I’m calling on you to read... Continue Reading →

What I believe

I believe Unitarian Universalism has the power to help transform our world but only as much as we are willing to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This work is not easy, it does not come cheap and it does take commitment. Mutual accountability is crucial in this work and if you are not up for... Continue Reading →

What we tell our children…POC version

This morning I’ve seen a Huffington Post article circling about what to tell “our” children after last night’s horrific show of white supremacy and dominant culture misogyny. It is a nicely written article that talks about honoring democracy, telling them we’ll keep them safe and that not everyone who voted for Trump believes what he... Continue Reading →

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