Category Archives: Soapbox
In regards to Blackface…
As recently as 2000, I was working for a company that hosted annual Halloween Costume Contests. That year the Caucasian CEO dressed up as an “Arab” and darkened his skin. A Caucasian administrative assistant dressed as Tina Turner and darkened her skin.
I was still quite new to the company and not in a position where I felt empowered to speak up. The CEO was also not the type of “gentleman” who took comments easily. Continue reading
Speaking on the challenges faced by women and people of color entering Aerospace, and an ordinary challenge popped up. Continue reading
Dear Strong Sister, We hear you. Do you hear us? You made a choice not to join in the Women’s March…We did not join together because we are weak, or victims. Like you, dear sister, we are Strong. We have a voice. We have control over our bodies. We can defend ourselves and our families. We also are reaping the benefits of those who came before us. This was not why we marched. Are you listening? Continue reading
This morning, I woke with a mild groan at the chill in the air that lured me to remain burrowed in my warm blankets. Eventually I became aware of a small presence under the blankets with me and another two … Continue reading
How were you taught to vote, or were you taught to vote? “It came as a surprise to me that some educators didn’t know how to utilize the right to vote. However after speaking with several other friends and coworkers, I now realize how few people have been taught or remember how to process a ballot. .
Since, the election is less than five weeks away and mail-in ballots will be heading out shortly, I decided to share this civics lesson I learned a long time ago, in case there were more people looking for guidance, or simply needed a refresher.
Do you know “HOW” to vote? Continue reading
I’m all for free undergraduate college education. After all, it has the potential to be a valuable investment in our country’s future and it sounds great coming from politicians begging for the vote of the first time voters and parents … Continue reading
Was mistaken for a racist today in a group of people when I said “Bring her sushi and red wine and she’ll be happy.” At the time everyone was joking about how to bribe a new employee but the laughter stopped when … Continue reading
Found myself wasting time today trying to convince a friend that there was a difference in perception between his view of the world and mine and that not only was it logical to have different views, but that it was … Continue reading
I did it! I graduated! With Honors, even. I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Operations and Space Commercialization with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering. (It was supposed to be a simple degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. The classes … Continue reading