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December 31, 2016

Anais Nin

December 25, 2016

Lama Rod is a formally trained Buddhist teacher that quotes RuPaul.
That’s really all you need to know, but if you must know more, he’s a student at Harvard Divinity whose made liberation his life’s work, on his cushion and off.
His website: http://lamarod.com

December 20, 2016

A fierce defender of the status quo, J. Edgar Hoover hated Beatnike, the Black Panthers, and called Martin Luther King, Jr. “the most dangerous Negro in the future of this nation.”
Through the use of his COINTELPRO program, Hoover was able to infiltrate various progressive organizations and tear them apart from the inside. His legacy set the stage for the civil liberties violations currently being perpetrated by various US governmental and quasi-governmental agencies.

More info:
Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/topics/cointelpro
FBI: https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro

December 20, 2016

James Baldwin once said, that “I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

Throughout his lifetime, he penned both fiction and non-fiction that explored issues of race and sexuality. He gave very candid interviews on race that have fueled dialogue and freedom fighters for decades.

Learn more:
Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/interviews/a23960/james-baldwin-cool-it/
Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/stable/24456864?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents/

December 13, 2016

As a black second-generation American, lesbian and poet, Audre Lorde stood at the intersection of all that was invisible and marginalized in her day.

Through her work, she gave voice to revolutionary ideas about art, love, race, sexuality and gender, among many other things.

Learn more:
Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/audre-lorde
University of Illinois: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/lorde/life.htm
Sister Outsider on Amazon

December 10, 2016

Source of the Instagram post:
The Nation: No Place for Pity, No Place for Fear: No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear: https://www.thenation.com/article/no-place-self-pity-no-room-fear/

December 9, 2016

Radical Dharma on Amazon

December 2, 2016

During his lifetime, Max Eastman was a Socialist who eventually broke with socialism in favor of free markets. He held many opinions which could not be pinned down to one side or the other and was involved in a number of cultural movements and publications during his lifetime.

More info
PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldman/peopleevents/p_eastman.html

November 15, 2016

Another lesser-known opinions of Thomas Jefferson:

Jefferson believed the Constitution should be rewritten every 19 years to ensure the current generation wasn’t the living consequence of the prior one: http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch2s23.html

November 15, 2016

Context to better understand:

Why people are afraid Donald Trump will be a tyrant:https://www.facebook.com/RBReich
What a Trump presidency means for minorities: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/18/update-incidents-hateful-harassment-election-day-now-number-701
Mike Pence’s extremism against women, the LGBTQ+ community and the poor: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/mike-pence-isnt-boring-hes-one-americas-most-extreme-governors

December 14, 2016

Many people think the protests against Trump are juvenile, when in fact,

Obama has endured “not my president” for years: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/9/18/1133388/-Republican-Meltdown-Hes-Not-My-President-Edition

November 13, 2016

“The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” by Audre Lorde

November 13, 2016

Mike Pence was willing to hold up Indiana’s entire budget in order to defund Planned Parenthood.
Pence’s actions concerning public health as Indiana’s governor contributed to a preventable HIV outbreak.

November 12, 2016

Kombucha benefits with recipe: http://wellnessmama.com/23994/kombucha-benefits/

November 7, 2016

Osho: Jealousy- Society’s Device to Divide and Rule

November 6, 2016

Chris Fix on YouTube is a great resource for DIY car maintenance

November 2, 2016

More on laziness from Pema Chodron at Lion’s Roar: http://www.lionsroar.com/start-where-you-arelooking-into-laziness/
The Places that Scare you on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Places-that-Scare-You-Fearlessness/dp/1570629218

October 21, 2016

Some places online to do book swaps:


*I haven’t tried either of these.

October 13, 2016

Esther Perel

Mating in Captivity: Amazon | Audible

October 12, 2016

Maureen Murdock

More on Maureen’s site
The book on Amazon

October 11, 2016

My National Coming Out Day post

September 18, 2016

Pema Chodron on Heightened Neurosis

The Places That Scare You on Amazon

August 10, 2016

People’s National Movement

History, in their own words