Category Archives: Social justice

The San Francisco “No Ban/No Wall” march on Saturday

I talked with so many folks over the past few days about how taking action can sometimes make you feel better in these stressful times, that I wanted to share info about the “No Ban/No Wall” march happening Saturday in … Continue reading

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Homo for the holidays

My dear friend and trusted colleague Whit Ryan was selected as a Point Foundation Scholar this year, to help support his graduate studies in sports psychology focusing on the needs and well-being of queer and trans athletes. He’s written a … Continue reading

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The Day After

2016 has been a notoriously difficult year for many folks in my circles. Folks have joked that maybe David Bowie was the only thing holding the universe together and the wheels have started coming off since his death, but in … Continue reading

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I’m speaking at AAMFT 2016!

I’ll be presenting a workshop at AAMFT 2016 in Indianapolis next week.  My talk is called “Difficult Dialogues: A Cultural Humility Approach to Broaching Cultural Issues,” and you can have a look at my slides at the link there.  It’s … Continue reading

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New publication in “Family Process”!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve written a new article with my friend and colleague Dr. Deb Coolhart for the journal Family Process which is published in its latest issue.  Our article, titled “Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational … Continue reading

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Resources for therapists who see “geek women” clients

Women (cis and trans, straight and queer) working in “geeky” or STEM professions often experience harassment, marginalization, and hostile work or networking environments as well as internal and external stigma, “imposter syndrome,” and a host of other issues that may … Continue reading

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Cultural appropriation bingo

Last week, a friend tagged me to tell me about a post on Jezebel about cultural appropriation, that happened to feature an old project of mine: the cultural appropriation “Bingo card.” “Bingo cards” have become a popular way to track … Continue reading

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Giving thanks, thoughtfully.

It’s been quiet here at my blog of late, but the day before Thanksgiving, I’m reflecting on the traditional American celebration of the season. On the one hand, I appreciate the benefits that gratitude can bring to our health and … Continue reading

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Quick post: Independence Day

As we take a day to celebrate American independence, here’s some freedoms worth celebrating. – Independence from dieting.  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are unique, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday: Gay marriage opponent does an about-face.

David Blankenhorn, known for testifying in favor of California’s Proposition 8, has come out in support of gay marriage. Instead of fighting gay marriage, I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with … Continue reading

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