About Hannah Everhart
Somewhat recent college grad who delayed the real world by getting internships which didn't turn into jobs as anticipated. Now disliking working at a fancy candy store but loving various activism projects. I don't think my life is too exciting but then I end up telling a story that begins with "this one time I was at a protest and.." and people tend to disagree. I use the word sparkles as a description and enjoy awkward turtle conversations and inventing new awkward animals. Likes: feminism, queer-ness, coffee. Dislikes: when people say sexual preference, fruit in chocolate, many -isms
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When someone says something that seems ridiculous to us, our response can be important to helping that person feel either safe or isolated–usually in the more serious situations, not the joking around ones. Example: if I had said to my client who was concerned that her upstairs neighbor is posioning her through the stove–”You’re crazy! Be quiet. Did you take your medicine?” versus “Is there any particular reason you feel that way? I’m sure your neighbor is just cooking on his stove and the ventilator is making noise. No one is trying to hurt you. Let’s brainstorm some ways that you can feel safe.” The first response would have diminished her concern and shut down communication. The second response I hoped and meant to validate her feelings and come up with a solution to make her feel safe.
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In the aftermath of this holiday season I want to take a moment of your time to reflect on all the wonderful gifts we’ve received. Last spring I had the opportunity to go to Rwanda as part of a study program and was privileged so witness how people continue to rebuild 16 years after unimaginable violence.
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It gets better from George Takei on Anti-Gay Arkansas school board member