Why does representation matter?

When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a grandmother, a teacher, a veterinarian and a nurse.

Did I want to be a doctor? What about an financial analyst? Or a dentist? The thought never crossed my mind. These, and many other vocations, weren’t even in the realm of possibility. These weren’t jobs women held. A nurse, yes. A bank teller, yes. Charlotte Londeen was a nurse. I knew her. My friend’s mom was a bank teller. So yes. I could do that. But the only dentists I knew were old white men.

It’s so important for young girls to see women in a variety of roles. You can’t be what you can’t see.


#duet with @Female Quotient #representationmatters You know she’s right. #scotus #affirmativeaction #scotusupdate #privilege #wyt #blm #blackgirlmagic

♬ original sound – Female Quotient

Has your definition of “racism” changed over the years?

Has your definition of “racism” changed over the years? Mine has. It’s not enough to “not be a racist”: we must be anti-racists.


There is no neutral with racism. #antiracist #blacklivesmatter #riseup #dontagonizeorganize #momsoftiktok #votersuppression #vote #greenscreensticker

♬ original sound – Mary Rarick

My friend Finale Norton has a message for suburban white women

My friend Finale Norton is so very wise. White women, listen up.


#greenscreenvideo My friend @The Chat has a question for white suburban women. It’s a good one. #gotv #democracy #democratsoftiktok #democratsoftiktok #midterms2022 #bluewave2022 #patriarchy #yt #ytwomen #ytwomenfragility #ww #whitepeople #whitewomen #crime #inflation #inflation2022 #reproductiverights #roe #roevwade #mybodymychoice

♬ original sound – Mary Rarick

If you’re not speaking up about injustices around you, why not?

I was raised to believe it wasn’t polite to talk about politics, religion or money. Except when we were knocking on doors handing out religious tracts. Am I right?

Not talking about politics is what gave us President Trump and his vile administration. I am responsible for that because I didn’t use my voice. Because I figured voting was enough. I also thought voters would use their brains and vote for Hillary. I thought they were intelligent. That they were capable of critical thinking. That they were intelligent. Boy, was I wrong.

So here we are seven years later, and if you look around, you can see that the results of that election have also resulted in books being banned, women’s rights being taken from them, the LGBTQ  and immigrant communities being vilified, and on and on.

So what are you doing about it? It’s time to speak up.


The time to speak up is now. Why have you been silent? #midterms #dontagonizeorganize #riseup #patriarchy

♬ Uprising – Muse

I can deal with prices going up and down. Here’s what I can’t deal with.

Prices go up and down. I’m used to that. I grew up on a small farm in the Midwest. I can cook about anything. So I know how to get by with less.

I can deal with inflation. But here’s what I can’t deal with. I can’t deal with my freedoms being taken away.


What Republican distractions have you noticed? #freedom #misinformation #disinformation #bluewave2024 #votingrights #lgbtq #reproductiverights

♬ Intro – The xx

I’m leaving on a jet plane today

I’m all packed up and ready to fly to Virginia today. Why? Because I’m going to be attending Network NOVA’s Women’s Summit.

Now all I have to decide are which workshop sessions I’m going to attend. What do you recommend?

Do you live in the DC area? If so, buy a ticket and join me at the Women’s Summit!


#greenscreenvideo Are you attending @Network NOVA’s #womenssummit ? Which workshops would you attend? #inspiration #womenempowerment #womenpower #womensupportingwomen @Friday Power Lunch @The Chat

♬ Marry You – Bruno Mars