future, politics, spirituality

When institutions fail

The graph above shows a Gallup poll which compares Americans' confidence in U.S. institutions in the 1970s vs. 2017. Confidence in these institutions, which include the presidency and congress, church and organized religion, banks, schools, and the medical system have all sharply dropped over four decades. My mom was born in 1970, and she was… Continue reading When institutions fail

ecofeminism, personal growth, politics

Now I know what feminism really means.

I turned 30 this summer.  It's something I had looked forward to since my early twenties; I hoped that, by the time I was leaving that decade, I would feel more grounded, more clarity, more comfortable with myself and my place in the world.  I hoped that maturity would ease my agonizing neuroses, that I… Continue reading Now I know what feminism really means.