Meet Dr. Tommy John III: The Man Who Wants to Save Your Child From an Epidemic / 06-05-18 / GoodMenProject.com
The opening paragraph of this piece:
Dr. Tommy John III is on a mission. The son of baseball star Tommy John, the man most known and remembered for the surgical procedure that bears his name, Dr. John believes that there is a “sports injury epidemic” affecting our youth in this country.
In his new book, “Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide,” he spells out a number of comprehensive, step-by-step strategies that he believes serve as a first step in dealing with and reversing this phenomenon.
An excerpt from this piece about the sexual misconduct of men:
For too long, the sexual misconduct of men has erroneously been thought of as strictly a woman‘s issue, when in fact, it has always primarily been a man’s issue. Women have only been forced to deal with it as one of theirs because they are, a vast majority of the time, the victims of the misconduct. To be clear, I feel that it is a problem that originates with men and if it is ever to be solved or eradicated, must be solved or eradicated by men.
An excerpt from this piece about how being raised by a single mother shaped my views on feminism:
That being said, as a man, I will never pretend to know what it is like to be a woman in this world. I can never even pretend to know what it is like to navigate the societal obstacles constantly placed in front of females specifically designed to hinder their advancement. As a man, I know I will never be discounted intellectually or paid less just because of my gender, like so many women are all around the world at this very moment.
Sample from my piece about surviving the Trump era as it appeared on Good Men Project.com :
As I am writing this we are, as a nation, now well entrenched in the national nightmare and international embarrassment otherwise known as the presidency of Donald Trump, like many of us knew we would be. Soon after his election, I began writing down daily reminders of specific actions that I can do to help myself psychologically, spiritually and politically survive this most contentious of moments in American history. Out of these desperate scribblings, I have fashioned seven things that, I believe, will help me actively achieve these goals. I share them here with the reader with the hope that other like minded individuals will be encouraged and energized by practicing them as well.
A sample from my Mother's Day tribute "A Love Letter to My Female Ancestors " as it appeared on Good Men Project.com :
On this Mother’s Day, I want to say thank you for giving life to the world through your bodies even as I realize that sometimes it was in the most harrowing of conditions and that some of you, sadly my precious ones, didn’t survive giving birth or its after effects. Without each and every one of you, I wouldn’t or couldn’t exist. Your love and compassion still reverberate, and your unfulfilled hopes and dreams live on inside of me.
Sample from my piece about rape culture :
I unequivocally say today, as a man, to every woman who has ever been sexually assaulted or raped, that I don’t care what you were wearing, what you were doing or not doing, where you were or weren’t, how much you were drinking or whether or not you were inebriated. If a man proceeded sexually against you after you told him to stop (at any point) or if you were in no condition to say no and he did the same, then everything that was done to you sexually after that point constitutes sexual assault and/or rape on his part, and he should be punished accordingly.The fact of whether he is or isn’t adequately punished by the justice system has no bearing on the fact that what was done to you was wrong or on the fact that as a victim you were blameless in the crime that was committed against you.
I want every female who is reading this to know that if you have ever been sexually assaulted or raped , it was NOT your fault. Let me repeat that. If you, as a female, have ever been sexually assaulted or raped, it was NOT your fault. It was the fault of the person who committed the crime and human right violation against you. You did not ask for it, deserve it, secretly need it or wish for it, regardless of what our society communicates. Any shame or guilt that the same said society has made you feel about your attack is a further abominable offense by them against you.
Women Who Inspire: Erin Matson, Writer, Feminist Activist and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reproaction.org / 12-17-17 - Feminine Collective.com
This is the fourth installment of my ongoing series "Women Who Inspire" for Feminine Collective.com. As an ongoing series of interviews, it endeavors to tell inspirational stories of women from all walks of life.
Women Who Inspire: Jennifer Jordan, Founder of Aeroflow Breastpumps / 11-26-17 - Feminine Collective.com
This is the third installment of my ongoing series on Feminine Collective.com called "Women Who Inspire". As an ongoing series of interviews it endeavors to tell inspirational stories of women from all walks of life.
This is the second installment of my series on Feminine Collective called “Women Who Inspire.” As an ongoing series of interviews, it features women of all ages and from all walks of life and endeavors to highlight some of the creative and inspirational stories of their daily lives.
Women Who Inspire: Kate Torgersen, Founder, and CEO of Milk Stork / 08-27-17 Feminine Collective.com
This is the first installment of my series on Feminine Collective called “Women Who Inspire.” As an ongoing series of interviews, it features women from all walks of life and endeavors to tell the creative and inspirational stories of their daily lives.
One of my poems about American racism.
One of my poems about America in the Donald Trump era.
One of my love poems, one called " The Wonders Of You ".