Welcome to the world of eye-rolling low-level daily sexism! Today’s adventure: Female with a Handtruck!! 1. Boss says it will take two people to lift a large box onto said handtruck. Suggests I grab two male coworkers. (I’m not a people? Maybe he just didn’t notice that I do, indeed, have arms?) 2. Male coworker … More Facebook Posts: October 13 and November 9, 2016
Live comments watching the Clinton vs Trump presidential debate: “No YOU’RE the puppet!” “Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and I don’t think there is a woman anywhere who doesn’t know what that feels like.” -Hillary Clinton, hitting the nail right on the head “Well, Chris, let … More Facebook Posts: October 19 – 20, 2016
For all those people out there who voted for Trump: The best I can manage to explain your behavior is that you simply don’t know any people who will be hurt by a Trump presidency. Perhaps you do not know any refugees or immigrants. And also do not know any black people. And also do … More Facebook Post: November 8, 2016
Pro tip: If you’re even in charge of the website for a Latvian music festival, make sure to be reeeeally careful with your auto correct. The word “BALSS” wants to change into “BALLS” every. single. time. This could get real awkward real quick.
In the past year or so, my dog has met a coyote, met a famous hockey player, helped rescue at least 4 loose/lost dogs, pooed on a famous white nationalist’s house, and today he met a famous senator. Andy’s got stories, yo!
My Original Post: I don’t think there is a single issue more dear to me than that of refugees. Let me be clear: shitting on refugees is one of the worst things I can think of human beings doing to one another. These are those amongst us who need the most help, and the rest … More Facebook Post: January 28, 2017
Here’s a thing I wrote last year around Latvian Independence Day. Today Latvians in my city are celebrating Draudzīgais Aicinājums (“The Friendly Invitation”), a Latvian tradition where we celebrate and support schools. I can’t fathom how wholly unfair it is that my refugee community is fortunate enough to celebrate our traditions in the peaceful safety … More Facebook Post: January 29, 2017