Category Archives: writing

When White Supremacy Breaks

By | October 9, 2016

“Trump is what happens when white American bourgeois masculinity is celebrated, allowed, and desired throughout one’s life.” Darnell L. Moore What Darnell L. Moore says here about white male supremacy is all true—and more—but I wanted to extend this to talk about us, white men who knowingly or unknowingly buy into the idea that we… Read More »

On Empathy

By | September 23, 2016

Some helpful techniques and guidance about how to listen when people tell you something about themselves. It’s called empathy: When someone speaks of their experience, pain, or situation, empathy is to listen, and then to walk or sit with them. Often when people tell you of a painful event they aren’t asking for your own… Read More »

Being John Lewis. And Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. And Even Myself.

By | August 19, 2016

Today, August 19, 2016, I had the great pleasure and extreme privilege to meet the honorable Congressional Representative John Lewis, his digital director Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell when they came to Seattle as part of their book release tour for “March Book 3.” Representative Lewis and Mr. Aydin collaborated on the story and… Read More »

For People Who Have “Pro-Life” Words Without Pro-Life Deeds

By | July 10, 2016

Y’all are just yelling amongst yourselves. If you can’t figure out why black Americans don’t listen to you, it’s not because you aren’t yelling loud enough. Maybe stop shouting and shaming and screaming will help. Maybe asking black Americans will help. Maybe listening to their concerns will help. Maybe they are pro-life and not just… Read More »