Brass Tacks: On Putting Racial Equity at the Center of Strategy

During times of tragedy and crisis - grief, pain and anger in this moment can feel almost unending. As we know from the courage, perseverance and triumphs of those that have come before us - we shall move forward.

Brass Tacks: On Putting Racial Equity at the Center of Strategy2020-06-12T05:32:29+00:00

Brass Tacks: On Running For Office with Safiya Khalid, City Councilor Ward 1 Lewiston, Maine

Last year we saw an incredible victory for our community here in Lewiston, Maine: Safiya Khalid became the first Somali-American and youngest person elected to our city council. . I had the honor of watching her campaign, her courage, and her hope spread through our city.

Brass Tacks: On Running For Office with Safiya Khalid, City Councilor Ward 1 Lewiston, Maine2020-06-12T05:33:24+00:00

Brass Tacks: On Narrative Shift with Erik Peterson

Narrative shift happens when we stop basing decisions, strategies, and policies on the current dominant narrative (think, “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps!” or “America first”) and start to purposefully ground our work in our personal values and principles. Narrative shift is our path to a better way of life. Erik Peterson of Bending the Arc Strategies shares his take on developing healthy narrative shifts.

Brass Tacks: On Narrative Shift with Erik Peterson2020-04-11T04:32:24+00:00

Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny

The project of white supremacy is deeply intertwined and at times is no different than the project of patriarchy. It is our responsibility to pull back the misogynistic interpretation of feminism that would have us ignore it, make fun of it, or push it aside as "not for me". What is feminism? What is misogyny? And what is the value to each of us of reclaiming a useful sense of these terms?

Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny2020-04-11T04:33:05+00:00

Brass Tacks: Laughing at Ourselves; Improv and Life

Summer is a time that calls me to step back and ask myself about what lies underneath: Where do I need to relax more? Where could I bring myself joy? Comedy improv has always been a tool that helps me in those reflections. I wanted to spend some warm summer time with my lovely sister-in-law talking more about our experiences as women of color in comedy and what it brings us in life.

Brass Tacks: Laughing at Ourselves; Improv and Life2020-04-11T04:33:39+00:00