Spring Check-In

This coming August will mark 2 years since the unfortunate collision of an SUV while I was biking, the after math of which I am still dealing with and working through. I also hit my 1 year anniversary graduating undergrad and 1 year anniversary working at Healthy Ride a few months ago. Due to the awesomeness…

CAB Take on Taiwan: Adventure Time

This is WAY OVER DUE but here’s my recap/story on how a ragtag team of 14 college peeps Took on Taiwan! Days and dates may not match up due to the 12 hour time difference. We were 12 hours in to the future y’all! DAY 1 – 04.28.16 – THURSDAY All packed up, stayed over…

NEW Leadership PA Class of 2016

About a week or two ago I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the  NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership week long program hosted via Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politic at Chatham University. It was an intense week jam packed with knowledge, connecting and networking with new friends,  educational workshops plus a trip…

Ready to Run 2016

Notes from this year’s Ready to Run workshop! This is an annual event that happens in January, hosted at Chatham University via the PCWP. Speakers: Tom Baker – allegheny county dist 1 Councilman Congresswoman Schwartz #readytorun Stats: 80% of the legislator are men Had only one woman representing 19% women locally County wide 17% Not…

Breaking Boundaries: Assess. Empower. Act.

CMU’s 2016 Mosaic Gender Conference This year’s special speaker was Jackie Fox: attorney and former bass player for the Runaways This year’s conference was initiated by the #blacklivesmatter activist movement. multiple identities social media there are all gender bathrooms here there are recycling containers here as well 1:30-2:00 pm is reflect time – PAR is…

CAB Take on Taiwan 2016: Preparations

In about 10 hours I’ll be heading out to the PGH Airport then in another 2 hours I will board a plane and begin my adventure to Taiwan. I’m super excited and grateful for this opportunity. Not only to visit and experience another country and their culture but to do so with some really good…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Roots Pride: Pride is Political

Town Hall Meeting – June 11, 2015 The Panel: from RT to LF – apologies for any name misspellings Billy (not seen in image) – is an activist since the late 70s, involved in many organizations/ programs – Cry Out Act Up, is currently teacher in the public schools (science – biology) G (my apologies,…

Out of the Binary and Into the Woods

A while ago I attended the Mosaic Gender Conference hosted at CMU and it was incredible. The headlining speaking was Kate Borstein whom we had the pleasure of hearing her thoughts on Gender Theory. Kate is an American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. There were other break out sessions that were maybe 50…