To whomever needs to hear this…

Five years ago I was homeless.

Four years ago I was struggling everyday with thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

Read the full post »

Harassment Law in Fargo, North Dakota

When we fail to hear the testimony of surviviors who have been embroiled in gender-based violence we cast them into the wilderness, putting them at the mercy of wolves.

Read the full post »

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (video)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A brief history of Women’s Rights in the United States

A brief history of Women’s Rights in the United States. Even if I leave out one critical issue, there’s still a lot to unpack here.

Read the full post »

Living with limitations

The following is a fictional story containing everyday elements of what real people living with disabilities must contend with.

Read the full post »

Keep on keeping on!

It has been an incredible year for me and Just One Take. I haven’t been blogging as much as I had hoped, but just want to post a note of appreciation for my readers. Y’all inspire me to keep on keeping on!

October is Domestic Volence Awareness Month

The following remarks were made before the Fargo City Commission at its meeting on October 3, 2022.

Read the full post »

A time for letting go

Image from Ladies Life Guide
Read the full post »

A writer ahead of his time

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a writer ahead of his time. Growing up in Odense, this nineteenth-century author wrote about a young girl who became a hero, the importance of being true to yourself, how inner beauty becomes apparent with the passage of time, and the value of independent thought.

Read the full post »