Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
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Jun 30
Exploration

What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older. […]

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Confessions of a Dancer with Two Left Feet

There is not a single day that goes by where I do not trip whilst walking down the street. Without fail every single freaking day of my life, a crack will appear as if from nowhere and out of the blue, usually, while I’m walking my dog, I will find myself being propelled not of […]

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Wait, But Do You Have a Mom?

In honor of pride month, I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane to the day I learned what the word gay means. But since not everyone makes it to the end of these posts, here are a list of Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations that you can support: Transgender Law Center, The Solutions Not […]

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Jun 19
Exploration

Embarrassed You Didn’t Know What Juneteenth Commemorates? So am I.

Learning about Juneteenth from a White person is not what you need, but for those of you that read my blog, I want to take the chance and use this platform to urge you to learn about the history of our country that isn’t so whitewashed. My husband and I took a long walk last […]

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I Guess I Was Expensive, But I Don’t Really Know…

I was in 9th grade. A group of my friends and I sat around a lunch table, cracking jokes and having fun. I don’t remember what triggered it, but somehow the conversation turned to questions about how my parents had me. If you’re new here, you may not know, but I am the daughter of […]

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Jun 10
Exploration

Not a Challenge, But a Life-Long Practice

Since muting myself last week in the service of amplifying melanated voices I have grappled with how best to come back to my work because I hope to never go back to business as usual. My belief is that amplifying melanated voices should not just be seen as a challenge for a week, but as […]

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Jun 2
Exploration

Not My Voice Right Now

This isn’t about what I have to say, but below is a story from my dear friend, who gave me permission to share her post, along with accounts to follow to educate yourself on anti-racism and places you can donate in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen. Read. Donate. Actually read, donate […]

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