Surviving abuse and the court system takes a toll.

Trigger warning: abuse of a minor child.

It was a sunny November morning and I was enjoying my usual commute to work. My commuting buddy, David, and I typically talked nonstop from the time we got on the bus to the time he disembarked, about halfway to my destination. I…

Gabby Petito’s case demonstrates why law enforcement officers are not always the best first responders.

I watched the entire hour and seventeen minutes of bodycam footage from the Moab City Police stop of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie on August 12th.

As a survivor of domestic abuse, it was incredibly triggering, but I persisted. After watching the video in its entirety, I was able to…

I spent almost the entirety of my pregnancy looking forward to a new episode of “Gilmore Girls” every Tuesday night. I had been watching the show since it debuted because I connected with the strained relationship that Lorelai had with her mother Emily. …

A half-black mother with mid-length dark brown hair, wearing a grey sweater and blue jeans, hugs her teenage daughter, a half-black girl with long brown hair, wearing a long sleeve gray shirt and blue jeans. They are sitting atop a rock at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado.

On Solo Parenting

“I don’t know how you do it.” I hear it all the time — usually from a mom who has one kid in a sling, a toddler climbing up her leg, and one tugging at her free arm, begging to go. She looks harried and grateful at the same time…

We need to talk.

White woman in white shoulderless top and shorts, brimmed hat and boots, standing in the middle of a road in Joshua Tree Park

The Capitol building was the site of an attempted coup Wednesday as a group of White supremacist terrorists successfully stormed its doors in an effort to overturn the will of the majority of American people and subvert democracy.

This is maybe the saddest singular event in American history since September…

Reconciling our differences is a necessary step toward healing our divide, but it’s not what’s next

Black and white striped tape on dirt reads “Please Wait Here”

In the two months since the election, I’ve cycled through all the stages of grief — denial that such a large swath of Americans chose to support the candidate with the racist rhetoric and policies, anger that I was being called hateful for proclaiming that I judged these people and…

Bailing out corporations is the most socially accepted form of government assistance, but when the government wants to bail out average Americans, everyone goes berserk.

pile of US paper currency in varying denominations

I’ve been thinking a lot about student debt cancellation lately. Partly because I have a large student loan that I would be happy to be rid of. Mostly, I’ve been listening to the conversations from those who don’t support it. …

Acknowledging our emotions creates a path to healing

Book open to a page with a poem titled “Internal Bleeding”

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know that I am no stranger to abuse. …

We were failed by performative allyship.

Black, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQ+, Disabled, Muslim, Jewish and other voters from marginalized communities showed up in record numbers this election. Mail in vote totals broke records. Early voting broke records. Overall voting broke records.

All of the energy behind tearing down systemic racism and calls for equity and justice…

Your privilege is showing.

Black Lives Matter protest with several people wearing masks and one holding a sign that says “Jesus would be an ally.”

As I’ve strolled social media over the past few days, there are a lot of emotions running as we reach the end of this election cycle. Hope, fear, anxiety, disgust, excitement—all of the emotions are on full display, and rightly so. We have been through hell these past four years…

Eunice Brownlee

tales of a girl trying to make sense of it all.

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