July 18, 2024

At the end of June, the Supreme Court ruled on the case known as Johnson v. Grants Pass. Jason Pohl at Berkeley News and many…

"Every regulation is written in blood." I've heard this saying in several contexts and it applies to every one. Most rules aren't written until something…

"Equity is the driving force. Culture is the frame. Belonging is the goal." Last week I attended the 2024 Othering and Belonging Conference in Oakland,…

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the power of Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

this is a collaborative post: concepts and words by Jamie Martinez and josh martinez. I'm so excited to unveil my 200th post for be the…

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the overthinking queen

Happy Pride month! Note: this post contains spoilers for the 16th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The season finale aired in April 2024, but it…

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if only they knew

At the end of June, the Supreme Court ruled on the case known as Johnson v. Grants Pass. Jason Pohl at Berkeley News and many others know it as "the decision that criminalized being homeless." The city of Grants Pass, Oregon passed an ordinance in 2018 that made it illegal…

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constructive arguing amid crisis

This is a weird time to be alive. A while back I learned about an approach to conflict called arguing constructively. Author Liam Rosen compares this strategy to the destructive form of arguing we find all over. What is constructive arguing? Rosen says that arguments should be an opportunity to…

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the overthinking queen

Happy Pride month! Note: this post contains spoilers for the 16th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The season finale aired in April 2024, but it might still be new to you. This is a spoiler warning if that matters to you! RuPaul's Drag Race, an american reality show, recently completed…

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things to read: june

No new post this week while I head home from my vacation! Instead, here are a few articles from the past few weeks that I liked. I Figured I Would Never Find Another: On Being a Queer Asian American Buddhist by E. Alex Jung It's pride month! I haven't been…

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things to listen to: june

Hi friends, I'm going to be away for a little summer vacation for the next two weeks. Here are a few podcasts and a video that I thought fit well into the themes I write about on be the future. I hope you enjoy! "be the future" by josh martinez…

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