Enough Already!

Posted on February 27, 2018February 27, 2018Format GalleryCategories #NotMyPresident, Applied Theatre, I Will Not Stay Silent, Lisa's SoapboxTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Enough Already!

I was lying in my bed with a heating pad on my back when my daughter came rushing into the room, shaking and pale, phone in hand. “This is bad. This is really, really bad.” My immediate thoughts were, “Who has been massacred by guns now?” Thankfully, that wasn’t the issue, so this post isn’t really about guns. Except that it is, because I believe that the problems American society is facing are all connected. So what was the problem? … Continue reading “Enough Already!”

An Open Letter to American Cowards (aka supporters of the NRA)

Posted on February 21, 2018Format GalleryCategories I Will Not Stay Silent, Lisa's Soapbox, PoetryTags , ,   Leave a comment on An Open Letter to American Cowards (aka supporters of the NRA)

I cannot change your mind with words, but words are all I have pouring from my bleeding heart like drops of life from a gunshot wound. I choose these words with care. In your mind I am that bleeding heart “Libtard” “Feminazi” bitch who should remain silent. But let me tell you who you are . . . You are cowards. You value guns over life, because a BIG gun makes you feel powerful, or perhaps, more manly. You value … Continue reading “An Open Letter to American Cowards (aka supporters of the NRA)”

Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices

Posted on January 13, 2018November 9, 2020Format GalleryCategories I Will Not Stay Silent, Life, Lisa's Soapbox, TheatreTags , ,   Leave a comment on Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices

  “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” (Rumi) Nathan, Sarah, and I were about to enter New Rep’s blackbox theater to see the one-woman show Unveiled, written and performed by Rohina Malik when Nathan’s attention was drawn to something on his phone. There was a ballistic missile attack warning sent to everyone in Hawaii this morning. It took 40 minutes … Continue reading “Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices”

Rediscovering My Voice

Posted on January 12, 2018January 14, 2018Format GalleryCategories #NotMyPresident, I Will Not Stay SilentTags ,   Leave a comment on Rediscovering My Voice

Silence It has been months since I have posted, even though I swore that I would not be silenced. I have struggled with writing. I have struggled with speaking. I have struggled with words. At the same time, I have ranted plenty in my mind. My head screams essays worth of language every time I read yet another bizarre comment made by the shithole individual that remains not my President. I spout brilliance (in my own mind) with every decision this … Continue reading “Rediscovering My Voice”

Silence, Noise, and Action

Posted on August 15, 2017Categories I Will Not Stay Silent, Lisa's SoapboxTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Silence, Noise, and Action

Of course I know that silence in the face of injustice, hatred, bigotry, racism, and evil supports the oppressors. I understand that we cannot turn a blind eye to the faults in our society, ourselves, and our culture. But, I’ve been struggling lately, as I am surrounded by noise. I don’t mean actual noise. It’s  pretty quiet at my house today. I hear some birds chirping outside, and the very distant drone of the occasional car. I mean the noise … Continue reading “Silence, Noise, and Action”