I’m heartbroken about the shooting in Orlando at the Pulse, a gay bar, on Latinx night. It chrystalizes for me a lot about how I try to show up in the world & support others to show up. This and (too many) other mass shootings are most visible part, the tip of a huge iceberg of violence against LGBTQ people, people of color, & immigrants. The rest of the iceberg looks like individual trans women of color being fired, beat up &...Read More
Guest Blog – The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to segregated schools?
This is part of my series exploring parent choices and school integration which began with “Why do we have this d@med school lottery anyway?“ I’ve learned a lot from other parents’ experiences in my own exploration of dynamics like school choice, race, segregation and systemic racism. This begins a series of guest blogs from other parents from various backgrounds that I hope you’ll find thought provoking. The first...Read More
tl/dr: Join the San Francisco Families’ Union January 9th at the African American Art and Culture Center in an exploration of segregation and what a good school actually looks like. I had tears in my eyes while touring a public school in my neighborhood recently. I was standing in the corner of a gym, trying not to distract the kids from their work. They couldn’t have really cared less about me though, they were focused on their teacher...Read More
After my recent blog about the history of segregation in San Francisco and the school lottery I got a great response, as well as heartfelt questions from friends, mostly this: Would you send your kids to a school in __________ (insert rumored “bad” neighborhood/school here)? It’s a genuine question here that any parent understands in our gut. Regardless of our background or politics, as parents, we want the best for our kids. We secretly (or...Read More
If you love this image as much as I do, buy it from the creators here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SatrunTwinsArtShop One of the most satisfying parts of my job is helping people negotiate raises, the biggest one to date is a 35% increase! For people of color, women and LGBTQ workers there is a pay gap which means there is almost certainly money left on the table. April 14 is “Equal Pay Day” – the day that women would have to...Read More
You might not know this about me, but I sing in a sassy barbershop quartet called Lucky Pitches. This is our second year together, and we’re starting to sound really great. In the process of getting ready for our competition this year I’ve been reminded firsthand of the leadership lessons my clients master as they step up to the next level. I coach clients who have just earned a big promotion or stepped up to lead an organization, and many...Read More