Category: Guest Post

HERsay – A night of women-made performance art, the perfect antidote to the 2016 election

HERsay – A night of women-made performance art, the perfect antidote to the 2016 election

Two days after the election last week, a group of women artists – comedians, poets, singers, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists – gathered at the Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Ann Arbor for a performance art show called HERsay. The event, organized by friend of the blog Patti Smith, ended up being the perfect antidote for many of the attendees […]

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PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Five – Never stop fighting because there is too much at stake (by Erica Sackin)

PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Five – Never stop fighting because there is too much at stake (by Erica Sackin)

Over the next few days, I’m going to share the thoughts of friends and acquaintances as they process the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Some will be from people willing to share their identity. Others will be anonymous. All will help us to understand that we’re not alone in our grief and struggle to understand “what’s next.” Installment Five […]

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PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Four – Work for justice and equality with organizations with a plan (by Lizz Winstead)

PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Four – Work for justice and equality with organizations with a plan (by Lizz Winstead)

Over the next few days, I’m going to share the thoughts of friends and acquaintances as they process the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Some will be from people willing to share their identity. Others will be anonymous. All will help us to understand that we’re not alone in our grief and struggle to understand “what’s next.” Installment Four […]

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PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Three – Focus less on pointing fingers and more on pointing the way forward (by Jeremy Bird)

PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Three – Focus less on pointing fingers and more on pointing the way forward (by Jeremy Bird)

Over the next few days, I’m going to share the thoughts of friends and acquaintances as they process the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Some will be from people willing to share their identity. Others will be anonymous. All will help us to understand that we’re not alone in our grief and struggle to understand “what’s next.” Installment Three […]

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PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Two – Learning lessons from history

PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment Two – Learning lessons from history

Over the next few days, I’m going to share the thoughts of friends and acquaintances as they process the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Some will be from people willing to share their identity. Others will be anonymous. All will help us to understand that we’re not alone in our grief and struggle to understand “what’s next.” Installment Two […]

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PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment One – The end of the complicity of silence

PROCESSING TRUMP: Installment One – The end of the complicity of silence

Over the next few days, I’m going to share the thoughts of friends and acquaintances as they process the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Some will be from people willing to share their identity. Others will be anonymous. All will help us to understand that we’re not alone in our grief and struggle to understand “what’s next.” Installment One […]

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GUEST POST: Callie McKee’s poem “I’m with HER” and a disturbing lack of Hillary

GUEST POST: Callie McKee’s poem “I’m with HER” and a disturbing lack of Hillary

The following poem was performed by Callie McKee at the HERsay performance art show this past week in Ann Arbor. Callie is an Ann Arbor-area theatre artist, writer, storyteller, performance poet, and fierce feminist. She is the Director of the University of Michigan educational theatre company (UMetc), where she designs programming around bystander intervention, mental health, working in diverse teams, […]

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GUEST POST by Susan J. Demas – So what do we do now?

GUEST POST by Susan J. Demas – So what do we do now?

The following guest post was written by Susan J. Demas. Susan is Publisher and Editor of Inside Michigan Politics, a nationally acclaimed, biweekly political newsletter. Her political columns can be found at SusanJDemas.com. Follow her on Twitter here. I am not the optimist in my family. That role is filled by my husband, Joe. All of us are devastated right now, […]

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GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

The following guest post was written by Chelsea Coffey, Development Manger at Vanguard Public Affairs and a recent Political Science and Economics graduate of Saginaw Valley State University. Enjoy. If you’re a Trump supporter it may come as a surprise that as a self-proclaimed feminist I’m not all that upset that America rejected its first potential woman president. I didn’t […]

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Postcard from Reno – Getting out the vote and learning a new perspective from women

The following guest post was written by my friend Rich Peterson. Rich describes himself as a Midwestern kid who graduated from Michigan State University before there were CDs, let alone MP3s. “I found my way to Silicon Valley where I live with my wife, two kids and the world’s most spoiled dog (trust me),” Rich told me. I had intended to post this earlier […]

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It’s not just Hillary. It’s the system.

It’s not just Hillary. It’s the system.

The following essay was written by Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan and an elected official in Ypsilanti. Enjoy. It should be an easy decision. And for many Americans, myself included, it will be. Tuesday’s choice – between a lifelong public servant and a racist, misogynistic billionaire – is as clear as it gets. But in districts across our […]

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