Seattle’s Tech Industry: Poverty and Income Disparities We All Ignore

Today I almost walked out of a digital technology conference. Seattle, I love us. But more and more, I’m surrounded by disparities between wealth and poverty … and nobody outside of society’s margins seems to notice. Last night, I slept at a women’s shelter as an overnight volunteer. This morning, I listened as a well-known … More Seattle’s Tech Industry: Poverty and Income Disparities We All Ignore

Legendary Sushi: Shiro’s Pike Place Perfection

I really love sushi. But more than that, I love trying weird or different kinds of sushi. California rolls? No thanks. But a nice cut of raw tuna on a bed of nigiri-style rice? I’ll take 5! I’m alway up for trying something new and different, but my two sushi favorites are tako (octopus) and ikura (flying fish roe). … More Legendary Sushi: Shiro’s Pike Place Perfection

Blind Spots

Blindness. It’s a feeling I’ve been struggling with a lot lately. I am white. I grew up in (mostly white) suburbia. I went to a (mostly white) Christian college. And — though I absolutely interact with people of color in my day-to-day life — the majority of people in my social circles have always been white. … More Blind Spots