A Broken Country · All Lives Matter · Aydan's Life · Civil RIghts · Government · Holidays · Social Equality

Thanksgiving

My family doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it isn’t because we aren’t grateful for all that we have, quite the opposite is true. The biggest reason we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving can be seen by paying attention to what is happening at Standing Rock in North Dakota. We don’t celebrate a holiday that celebrates the murder of Native… Continue reading Thanksgiving

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A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Government · Politics

Moving On

A little more than a year ago I looked at my wife and told her, “Donald Trump is going to win the presidency.” From that moment until the moment Bernie Sanders supported Hillary Clinton for president, I hoped and prayed with every fiber of my being that I would be wrong. I suppose some part… Continue reading Moving On

A Broken Country · All Lives Matter · Civil RIghts · Criminal Justice · Discrimination · Social Equality

They put them in dog kennels.

The time has come for us to stand up as one to speak out against this inhumane treatment of Native Americans, protect a water source for millions of people, and to protect sacred burial grounds. Since I cannot make it to Standing Rock personally, I am doing everything that I can to spread awareness of what is happening there. Together as one, we can make a difference.

A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Family · Government · Politics · World Events

Devastated

Never before, in my thirty-two years have I ever been this completely devastated by the actions of a political figurehead. Anyone that follows me on Facebook or Twitter knows that I was a Bernie Sanders supporter and I was really cheering for him to take the presidential candidacy for the Democratic party, and even become… Continue reading Devastated

A Broken Country · All Lives Matter · Civil RIghts · Criminal Justice · Discrimination · Social Equality

ALL lives matter, not just a select few.

If we are going to march against these injustices let us do so in daylight so that everyone can see our solidarity and hear our voices rise together as one. Let us not scream only one kind of life matters, but realize that each and every one of our lives matter and that we will come together as brothers and sisters to protect and care for each other. Let us not destroy the lives or property that others have worked so hard for during their own life, but instead let us build each other up and stop the foolish selfishness of looting during the chaos of rioting. Let us work together for peace, because there is already enough suffering.

A Broken Country · Gun Control · Mass Shootings

How Many More?

It’s been nearly two weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando, FL at Pulse, a club that was a supposed to be a safe-zone for members of the LGBT community, their friends, family, and allies. A dance club was turned into a slaughter room when an armed man entered the club and began shooting the… Continue reading How Many More?

A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · Family · Uncategorized

A New Start for the Summer

I'm headed back to Arkansas, it's really the only place that I have to go if I want to keep my sanity and not kill myself. Over the past two years, I've come to realize what a horrible, unwelcoming place that parts of Virginia are or have become. When it comes to community, it doesn't… Continue reading A New Start for the Summer