Social Justice Terminology- Racism | What You Should Know + What It Means

Social Justice Terminology- Racism | What You Should Know + What It Means

There are a lot of buzzwords floating around social circles, digital platforms, and media outlets using terminology associated with social justice and human rights. While, for the most part, I have come across these terms used correctly, there are the occasional articles or conversations where people are misunderstanding the meaning and using the words incorrectly….

This Haircare Brand is Fighting Human Trafficking & Restoring Hope
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This Haircare Brand is Fighting Human Trafficking & Restoring Hope

I’ve learned a lot about human trafficking over the years. Specifically this being modern day slavery, and existing right here in my own backyard in the suburbs of Chicago. Just when I think I have my head wrapped around the basics, I stumble upon more information. This topic in particular is more challenging for me…

How Christ Followers Should Treat The LGBTQ+ Community
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How Christ Followers Should Treat The LGBTQ+ Community

June is Pride month and something I am noticing besides the conversations started around me surrounding this topic, is the bias some Christ followers have towards the community. I am a Christian and appalled by the behavior towards the LGBTQ+ community by some people declaring themselves “Christian” and “Christ followers”. I have noticed those I…

Slavery Still Exists | Human Trafficking Awareness Month
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Slavery Still Exists | Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Years ago when I started my journey learning about social justice I thought slavery was eradicated and long behind us. My goodness was I in for a wakeup call. While slavery isn’t the same as it was prior to the Thirteenth Amendment, it does still have a presence on this earth, today. Throughout the month of January I will be sharing information I have learned over the years, organizations fighting to see the end, and tips for how we can contribute to the eradication of human trafficking. This topic is far from easy to talk about, but I encourage you to push past the discomfort to learn about this polarizing issue.

“The Just Year” Interview | World Hunger Advocacy

“The Just Year” Interview | World Hunger Advocacy

Earlier this year myself and Kiva Denson were asked by Hannah Gronowski, founder of Generation Distinct to raise awareness and share our experience advocating for those suffering from malnutrition, globally.  I would love to share with you the interview- I had a wonderful conversation, and welcome you to take part and join our discussion. Click the…

How Social Justice Affects You | Part 2: Socialization

How Social Justice Affects You | Part 2: Socialization

Socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society. Socialization encompasses both learning and teaching and is thus “the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained”. Socialization is strongly connected to developmental psychology. Humans need social experiences to learn their culture and to survive. Socialization essentially represents the whole process…

How Social Justice Affects You |Part 1: Environment
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How Social Justice Affects You |Part 1: Environment

It wasn’t until recently I linked social justice and environmental issues together. I’ve never conversed simultaneously about these two issues, nor had I thought of their symbiotic relationship. This changed when I read the article “Climate change: the poor will suffer most” by UN reporter, Suzanne Goldenberg. She writes how ‘”these are some of the…