A Homeowner’s Guide to Living Green

Written by Kimberly Hayes As people become aware of environmental issues like climate change, many are seeking to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re interested in following suit but don’t know where you can begin, you can actually start at home. Incorporating sustainability into your house can help you reduce your carbon footprint, minimizeContinue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Living Green”

Queen Elizabeth Jokes: Are They Funny?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I’ll never forget where I was when I found out the Queen of England had died, just because it felt so absurd to me. “Oh my God,” I heard coming from down the hall as I was meeting with my student. “…DIED!”  At first, I thought they were talking aboutContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth Jokes: Are They Funny?”

4 Ways Your Local Library Can Accelerate Small Business Growth

by Kimberly Hayes According to the United States Census Bureau, a majority of businesses in the United States have fewer than five employees. Small businesses are often structured as sole proprietors or partnerships and have smaller capital compared to medium-sized companies or corporations. It takes time to grow a small business, but you can accelerateContinue reading “4 Ways Your Local Library Can Accelerate Small Business Growth”

Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter”

As first posted on theinclusionsolution.me The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   Many of us want to do good in the world. We want to elevate the voices of those who have been systematically silenced. We feel empathy with other people experiencing pain, and we don’t want others to experience the pain we haveContinue reading “Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter””

Self Work Bonus: On being enough

As first posted on the Buzzing With… Blog How many times have you looked at yourself in the mirror and thought you weren’t enough? I’m not skinny enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not successful  enough. I’m not worthy enough. Our news feeds are flooded with beauty and glam. We see those who brag andContinue reading “Self Work Bonus: On being enough”

Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors

Sometimes I love when people ask me what I do for my job and sometimes I hate it. I usually skirt around the topic and say I’m a “health educator” at a university. Sometimes I delight in the awkwardness and say I work with sexual assault survivors. I enjoy watching people stumble out a politeContinue reading “Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors”

Activism 101: Calling in Black

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution One day I was driving to work listening to Kiese Laymon’s audiobook version of his memoir Heavy. This was around my third day of listening, and while it was heavy (as the title suggests), I had not yet cried. Then all of a sudden, he shares a story about getting kicked outContinue reading “Activism 101: Calling in Black”

Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give

We are living in times where we are expected to go back to normal after everything was changed by a global pandemic. Capitalism tells us that we must keep going back to producing in order for us to survive. That’s a big expectation. I’m not sure about y’all, but after giving to all the areasContinue reading “Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give”

Activism 101: Justice for Retail Workers This Holiday Season

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Now is the time many people are getting their holiday shopping done. That means ordering online and hitting the sales in the stores. I wanted to share a little gratitude for retail workers. Who are retail workers? Retail workers span a range of positions and subsectors (e.g. general merchandise, food andContinue reading “Activism 101: Justice for Retail Workers This Holiday Season”

Activism 101: What is Mutual Aid?

Ever since the pandemic came through and devastated so many communities, mutual aid projects have been popping up left and right. I didn’t even know what mutual aid was until this year. As I kept hearing “mutual aid” and seeing people post CashApp and Venmo names, I started getting curious about it. What was thisContinue reading “Activism 101: What is Mutual Aid?”