Making Activism Accessible

This weekend, Detroit hosted the third The Untokening conference (the first two were in Atlanta and Los Angeles). The short description of The Untokening is “a multiracial collective committed to the ongoing process of centering the realities of the most marginalized communities in mobility advocacy, policy, and planning.” How are these marginalized communities identified? Race, … More Making Activism Accessible

Freedom and Mobility

One year ago today, I was discharged. I could finally go out into the world again – go back to my activities, work, get my master’s degree, and see my friends! Sounds simple, right? For those of you who don’t know, I was quite literally run over by a Mack truck. As in, I actually … More Freedom and Mobility

Amanda Takes the Bus

I’ve lived in Metro-Detroit my whole life. I work downtown. I spend the vast majority of my time in the stretch of I94 between Hamtramck and Dearborn. I consider myself to be an advocate of public transportation, and simultaneously despise driving for a plethora of other reasons. I’ve objectively known*1 that public transportation in Detroit … More Amanda Takes the Bus

10 Days and 10 Followers

In 10 days, I’m going to tell you a story. It’s a personal story, and I’m only going to tell in full form once. I’d love it if you shared this blog in anticipation. Can I get 10 additional followers in 10 days? I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with an anniversary.

What Ever Happened to all the Old Racist Whites from those Civil Rights Photos?

I thought I’d share this very interesting blog I just read. I think it’s worthwhile and thought provoking, especially to the question of: where were our parents? I’d love to hear your comments on this piece, so please do! Being that white supremacists always preferred hoods and masks, nothing really has changed. Instead of preferring … More What Ever Happened to all the Old Racist Whites from those Civil Rights Photos?

It’s OUR time.

It’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Millions of Poles (including my family), Jews, LGBTQ, scientists, black, and disabled humans were slaughtered. Murdered by fascist wrecks of humanity. If you ever read the Diary of Anne Frank and said “I would have stopped it”, this is your time. Need help deciding what to do? Call your representatives, demonstrate, … More It’s OUR time.