Samantha Taylor, Kveller writer and mom, spoke on CNN about Charlottesville, largely about how we need to stand up for what we believe in. "If we stay quiet, we're just as guilty," Taylor…said. When she was asked about what she would say to Trump, Taylor went on to say, "Shame on you. He's silently signaling these people. The more he doesn't come out completely against this... the scarier it gets." Taylor was brave and bold—and an inspiration for how we all need to speak out against hatred… >> Read More
Last Friday started off as a pretty typical day. I had an appointment downtown in the morning and lunch scheduled afterwards with a friend. I had been looking forward to seeing her—several weeks of…summer had passed since our last meet-up. We talked about motherhood, other friends who were expecting, parenting with our partners. It was a nice catch-up, and I left in a good mood. But the day later went sour with the news of the weekend’s white nationalist/neo-Nazi/white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA. My first reaction to… >> Read More
In January, over half a million people (by conservative estimates) attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC. I went with two fellow moms; a good friend from law school and a friend of hers in…the technology space, whom I had never met but now regard with great fondness. We all kissed our little nuggets goodnight from our hotel room via FaceTime—and then put on our hats and sneakers the next morning to stand up for our principles. The energy on the Mall was electric. It felt visceral and empowering.… >> Read More
J.K. Rowling, aka everyone's favorite fantasy writer, found out the hard way that social media has a dark side--and can often make us react without thinking as much as we should.
So, what happened?…She initially accused Trump of ignoring 3-year-old Montgomery Weer, a boy with spina bifida who uses a wheelchair, during an event last month at the White House. To Rowling, it seemed like Weer wanted to shake Trump's hand, and Trump ignored him. But apparently, according to Weer's mom, that's not what happened. Rowling originally tweeted (in… >> Read More
By now, you've probably seen the terrible transphobic tweets Donald Trump blasted out this morning--announcing a ban on trans folks serving openly in the military. Naturally, this bigoted anouncement…has caused an uproar, especially from many in the LGBTQ community. In case you need a refresher: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the… >> Read More