This is a report I made to the CALCASA Board of Directors on November 9, 2015. To date, I have received no response from the Board. This is a letter my colleague sent to the CALCASA Board of Directors in October of 2015. To date, she has received no response. To view and/or download each letter, click…

#blacklivesmatter

I’m Disappointed In My (White) Friends

Many of my friends disappoint me. Today, devastate may be a more accurate term. Here’s the deal. Some of my white friends have in no way, 0%, showed any support at all for the #blacklivesmatter movement. Not even an acknowledgement said in passing to me. It’s like it doesn’t exist to them. Which is impossible. My…

power and control wheel

The Movement to End Domestic Violence: Ugly Truths

In 2005, a young colleague and I set out to write about the “Battered Women’s Movement” as we experienced it in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. While we no longer use such language, in looking back and re-reading this never-finished analysis (we kept on keeping on), I find it so very interesting and relevant ten…