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Celebrating our Victories and Preparing for the Future

Published on December 15, 2015.

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. Over the last year, I attended two dynamic national conferences: one called “Creating Change,” which included more than 4,000 LGBTQ activists and organizers across the country working on multiple issues that affect disenfranchised people, and another dealing with building power through voter engagement. I was […]


Alligators & Frog Legs: The Face of Hunger (Part 2 of 2)

Published on September 29, 2015.

Last week I wrote about growing up hungry. If you missed Part 1 of this blog, click here. Yesterday’s local paper carried the headline that 450 local students were homeless and needed food and other items to survive. As I wrote last week, I am haunted by a billboard on our way to the interstate […]


Alligators & Frog Legs: The Face of Hunger (Part 1 of 2)

Published on September 21, 2015.

A couple weeks ago, I got fooled into eating some alligator at a festival (I thought it was a super-sized chicken finger) and also frog legs (which I thought were chicken wings).  The taste is different, although does resemble some taste of chicken in the mix; but they are certainly not something I would choose […]


Becoming an Elder: Bravely Going Where Young People Have Gone Before – by Linda Stout

Published on February 23, 2015.

The best part of getting older (I just celebrated my 61st birthday!) is that I get to see young leaders that have come through one of our trainings or networks, now taking the reins of both new and old national organizations, as well as regional and local.  It is a thrilling moment to see these […]


Monthly Series on Cultural Shift by Linda Stout

Published on April 24, 2013.

As I write this morning, I’m struck by the contradictions in our lives.  I look out at the beautiful Cherry and Red Bud trees in full bloom and celebrate with joy the coming Spring.  I look at the news and feel overwhelmed with images of bombs, guns, people hurting, and the ongoing onslaught of violence […]


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