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The Toxicity Of Passive Hate Speech

I would define passive hate speech as speech indicating strong dislike or superiority to something or someone in an indirect manner or through perceived humor.Within the past 20 years it has become more and more unacceptable to be racist, sexist, phobic, or insert inequality term here. Though, we all knew that behind closed doors folks …

Quilts From Prison – Community Aide Coalition

Front Back I am in a charity quilting program called the Community Aide Coalition. I am fairly new but I wanted to share my recent project! It is called a Bargello, Argyle print and it took me about 120 hours to complete. It is 100″ x 100″, HUGE!We create quilts for charitable causes, homeless folks, …

Held by love. By: James Cody Goodwin

A love letter to one who knows me not.It is strange to love someone whom you have never met. Just the idea of loving them almost creates the sensation of form in ones arms, as if love itself has arms with which to hold us. Perhaps the certainty that you could love them into eternity …

The impact of a Pride Event in Prison

Thanks for being a part of this little light we shine. I wanted to share the impact of having our Pride event has on us, specifically me.My first Pride event ever was in prison. I had been fighting hard to get DOC to allow a support group for LGBT people. I Pride event wasn’t even …

Reframing Violence: What Women Can Do

Ending violence seems to be a topic people avoid. I hold the opinion that it is entirely possible to have victimless communities. While this opinion is met by skepticism more often than not, leave the impossible to those who think its possible. Those that do the impossible will continue to leave skeptics feeling skeptical. Everyone …

LGBT Rights Isn’t Just About LGBT People

The politics that surround LGBT people and discrimination are broadly distributed throughout our divided community. Race, gender, religion, immigration status, feminism, birth assignment, and the more recent elitism being pushed by the homosexual community are all pieces to the puzzle of full equality.People in my life have educated me that the causes of my personal …

The Activist Agenda And You

Not everyone is an activist. Activism requires a high level of socializing and furthermore, it requires you love people. Without both, your cause won’t be well received. So what can you do if your not a social butterfly? Here’s a short list:1) Donate funds, time, and materials to organizations that represent you. 2) Volunteer your …

The World Is A Safer Place Because I Tuck My Shirt In?

I make my bed. I tuck my shirt in. I only have six pair of socks. I do not use forks. I expose every inch of my naked body after every visit I get. I must be rehabilitated. Right?Tell me, what do you want prisons to do? What results do you want? Think about it, …

My, What Dull Students You Have!

Robert Rosenthal conducted a series of experiments in the early 70’s around body language and its effects on others. In one he took two groups of rats, labelled one smart and the other average or normal. He then instructed his students to guide the rats through a maze. Even though the rats were cerbrally identical, …

Searching For The Bright Side In Incarceration

The isolation prison provides is like being shot outside a hospital emergency room where nobody will help you. But you cannot move, so you just lay there and watch, hoping. Upsides? I do not know, until this morning.I want to help people in a meaningful way so my life was not wasted, so that the …