Representation Matters

When I first started going to my dojo, there weren't a lot of women there. There were a few of us, but the higher up the ranks you went the fewer women you saw in class. I noticed something else as I started training more: the turnover rate for women was twice what it was … Continue reading Representation Matters

Still Kicking Socially Distanced Ass

March 2021 officially marks one year of Covid shenanigans. With multiple vaccines available and the vaccination process started, I think many of us are slowly allowing ourselves some hope for the year ahead. It comes in fits and starts and is paired with a fair amount of pessimism, but if you look closely, hope is … Continue reading Still Kicking Socially Distanced Ass

Christmas in the Time of Corona

Growing up, we celebrated Christmas. In fact, I believe it was my father's favorite holiday. We had great Christmases, full of cookies, friends, family, food, and presents. We went to the Christmas Eve service every year (and both my brother and I were often in the pageants). Even when the family started shrinking, we all … Continue reading Christmas in the Time of Corona