Month: July 2016

The Authenticity Experiment, the mostly anxiety anniversary edition.  My friend Lesbiana Profundis, aka my secret weapon, laughs at my Rainman-like ability with dates.  Take  July 20th, for instance.  A year and two days ago, I began the Authenticity Experiment.  AE was a writing challenge for myself—to see if I could be authentic and tell the truth on social media.  Here’s the lead from that very first post: “I’m posting this to kick off my own…

The Authenticity Experiment, the unexamined privilege edition. I’ve been thinking so much about #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile, and the officers who were killed in Dallas and St. Louis. But mostly, I’ve been thinking about the incredible privilege I have simply because of the accident of my birth: born to an Irish/English mother and a Polish/German/Lithuanian father. In case you’re not following my logic or you’ve never seen a picture of me—that makes me white. As a…

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