‘Elephant in the room’ is a metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. It is based on the idea that an elephant in the room would be impossible to overlook; thus people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue. 374 more words
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A fabulous excerpt/extended quote by Ingrid Tischer, Director of Development, DREDF, on telethons, ‘inspiration porn‘ and their impact on girls with disabilities (published in an article titled, “I’ll Trade You the Pink-Ribbon Teddy Bear for Jerry Lewis Any Day” on November 2005 for Bay Area Business Woman). 485 more words
Taking a breather now from my work and remembering a not so distant weekend getaway. Just posting these as a testament of how beautiful my beloved country is despite the onerous issues transpiring here, and how despite emotionally and mentally tiring these past days had been, I’m grateful for the learning curves and the “growing-up” I’m experiencing. 74 more words
We know not through our intellect but through our experience.
– Maurice Merleau-Ponty
For those who are very passionate about many issues and seek positive change in this world– it is a commonplace struggle to identify how to most effectively advocate for or draw attention to what we think needs to happen.663 more words