During my scheduled Twitter time last night I came across a link to an article on a popular website. To keep things in perspective it was a website that sometimes posts controversial articles that provoke response and debate from readers, as most blogazine style websites do. The article was about a mother who was contemplating getting her young baby’s ears pierced even though her husband was against the idea. As I read the article my own opinion began forming in my head about whether I think it was appropriate or not, but as I continued to read the many comments left by readers I began to feel really uncomfortable.
I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege lately. It’s something that’s been on my mind as I navigate through life endeavoring to be a better person, endeavoring to be more intentional. I’m white, middle class, have food to eat and a roof over my head. We don’t fear for our safety or suffer injustices of … Read more