social justice

What being a Special Needs Parent teaches me about #BlackLivesMatter

I have three children. They are all special. They each have needs. But I have one child who, according to Official Assessments, classifies as being a kid with “Special Needs”. I am amazed and so very grateful for the slew of resources and assistance that we receive for this kiddo. Both at home and in …

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Feminist Confessions of a Non-Feminist – {Jamie Rohrbaugh}

Today’s guest post is from my friend and fellow Redbud writer, Jamie Rohrbaugh. I have a confession: I’ve always said that I am not—repeat, NOT—a feminist. I said this because I have always thought of a “feminist” as being a woman who spends her time in Washington, D.C., lobbying for a liberal cause. I thought being …

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A Letter to Men

Dear Men, A few months ago, a conversation on Twitter got my attention. Using the hashtag #YesAllWomen, women shared incredible and awful stories of ways in which they had been harassed, marginalized, ridiculed, leered at and exploited by men. Yes, all women. Soon the conversation changed, and people began to respond with #NotAllMen hashtags. Not …

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