Good morning, Privilege, my constant companion.
I am grateful for the showering of daily gifts, through no doing of my own.
Amidst these gifts, I acknowledge also the ways that your favoritism damages others, hampering my ability to ever be whole.
I am from…
I am from the big house on Main Street.
I am from the living room with the recliners and the couch in front of the big wooden color TV—not the restored and decorated Victorian half of the house, reserved only for entertaining and special occasions.
I am from my own room, with legos, in a maze of doors built in 1911 connecting each of my siblings’ rooms.
(A poem written as part of the White Ally Learning Lab workshop, March 12, 2011)
Privilege is like a corrupt politician with pockets full of hush money.
It has something to hide.
It holds influence in circles where I would rather not look.
It seeks to cover a long-term ugliness with a supply of short-sighted rewards.
It pushes its riches, status, and inheritance on me, such that I might forget [...]Continue Reading →
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It can be tough evolving from a one-man shop to a well-established small business. My client Hunter Finnell Media has a full-service video production company in just such a situation. The company offers commercial audio and video production for individuals, businesses and organizations on California’s Central Coast, and demand for their services is growing like mad. I am a marketing and communications consultant for the company, having fun exploring how to brand the company, showcase its service on the web, and connect with clients through the web, social media, and TV.Continue Reading →