Special Education Needs to Be Dismantled and Rebuilt

Fifteen years have passed since my first teaching experience as an assistant teacher at the center-based special education school in Michigan where my mom spent most of her teaching career. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to teach in classrooms spanning from the United States, Belize, and South Africa, and see firsthand how ableist practicesContinue reading “Special Education Needs to Be Dismantled and Rebuilt”

White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy

Before Harper was born, I came across A Striving Parent’s blog on how preserving her white child’s innocence was an act of white supremacy. At the time, I had just finished my fourth year teaching in Placencia, Belize, and I was completing my M.Ed. We were preparing for our little one’s B’earth day & allContinue reading “White Folks & Smashing the Kyriarchy”

To Parent With Heart, Look Inside

Parenting is exhausting. And even more, trying to nourish yourself while balancing  your day to day responsibilities, career (this includes SAH parents because wow is parenting a full-time career), and striving to show up as a socially just and conscious citizen can be draining. Not to mention all of the family members and friends whoContinue reading “To Parent With Heart, Look Inside”

3 Ways to Teach Peace in Your Home

As my daughter gets older, I strive to find creative ways to embed routines into our day-to-day life that cultivate peace and calm. After a two year hiatus, I’m finally beginning to practice meditation again. It’s a beautiful feeling to be able to come back to it, to have the tools and practices stored inContinue reading “3 Ways to Teach Peace in Your Home”