Tag Archives: healing

Race, White Privilege & Fruitvale Station

I had a feeling that Fruitvale Station was going to disturb me, but I felt obligated to see it. The film opens with what appears to be cell-phone video footage of the incident where a young, unarmed Oscar Grant was shot in the back by police at a train station in the Bay Area during […]

Shame: A Perfect Storm

Where does my perfectionism come from? I’m going to attempt to answer this question. In order to do so, I need to reflect on early childhood. I grew up in a strict, Irish Catholic family. My mother and father were a bit more liberal than my extended family, but their reach was still impactful. We […]