Seriously

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 18:34 | Category : activism, buffalo, equality
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So, I was thinking that I would go in a different direction with this blog. Something outside of the realm of citizen action. At the time I made this decision, I believed that we were going to elect our first female POTUS and continue with another 8 years of change for the better. At that […]






Nice To See You! How Have You Been?

Sunday, 6 October 2013, 21:17 | Category : activism, equality, feminisim, human rights, lgbt, motivate, positivity
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I realize that it has been almost a year since the last update here at rise up buffalo.  To my readers, I am truly sorry.  Life has become chock full of things to be done and this web journal had to be put on the back burner for a bit.  I should have mentioned that, […]






Rochester NY or The Place To Be

Sunday, 18 March 2012, 16:31 | Category : art, coffee, equality, feminisim, rachacha
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“I’m a pixie, I’m a paper doll, I’m a cartoon” Ani Difranco Music has always had an effect on me. It brings memories rushing to the surface, good and bad. When my iPod shuffles to an Ani D song that I have not heard in a while, most likely my thoughts will turn to Rochester, […]






Social Construction and Gender

Saturday, 13 August 2011, 16:51 | Category : culture, equality, feminisim, sociology
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Let me begin this post by saying that, yes, I have completed my second bachelors degree in Sociology.  As of May 2011, I have double degrees, Music (1997) and Sociology (2011), and will hopefully begin a PhD in Sociology and Gender Studies, beginning in 2012.  Along the path to obtaining this degree, I have become […]






Equality Now!

Monday, 20 June 2011, 13:28 | Category : activism, equality, human rights, lgbt
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Tomorrow will be the eighth anniversary of the writer and I “tying the knot”.   Luckily, because we are of the opposite sex, we were able to secure a legal marriage with very little effort.   If, in fact, we were of the same sex, we would be celebrating an eight year commitment with no legal […]