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There the sun stood slightly above the calm blue water casting a golden line before her. She chose to sit directly in front of the light. She didn’t realize the light would follow her wherever she chose to sit. There were children still swimming in groups of two and three…


The water was a powdery blue and the horizon was met by faded pink and purple. The sun golden and piercing, perfectly round. A few small boats lingered in the distance on the glassy water. The sun hid partially behind a thin strip of cloud before hitting the water. The…


How I deal with a mansplainer during team meetings

As a project manager for various teams across one company, I run meetings for a significant portion of my job. Each week I must meet with the teams via zoom and while most of the time they are relatively uneventful meetings, there are occasions when a contentious situation occurs. …


Frustrating to say the least.

Yes, my mother is a “Karen.” She is a blonde haired (dyed, of course), blue eyed, middle class boomer white lady. She’s the one who escalates even the simplest of matters to “where is the manager?!?!” She thinks only doctors, lawyers and whatever other high end professions she deems suitable…


No, I will not drop everything to respond to your request. No, you do not get the same benefits as an employer because I receive no traditional employment benefits. No health care. No paid sick leave. No vacation time or matching 401-k. I have to go unpaid during extended sicknesses…

ANNA

Nothing makes sense anymore, right on schedule.

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