Well, they did it. My employer went and promoted me. Somehow they decided that I have the knowledge, experience, and skills to lead a group of dispatchers daily… Never did I imagine 14 years ago when I first stepped into the very same center that I would some day return and become a leader. 372 more words
Tags » Pride
Sexism, Ableism, Racism. Too often these words are thrown around, directed at individuals. This needs to stop; it’ s confusing — it really is.
When I actually googled the meaning of “ism,” what came up was: “a distinctive practice, system or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement.” This is not a statement one would ever use to describe an individual (unless you’re Kanye West describing yourself, of course). 805 more words
I’m a Texan – 5th Generation, which puts part of my family here some 30 years after the state gained its independence – an independence hard won through the sacrifice of some of my family (if you really stretch the term “relative” and ignore some basic genealogical truths, but I digress (or I rant, one of those)). 1,121 more words