Culture Apologetic / Uncategorized

Cultural Appropriation

The Spring Institute defines cultural appropriation as: another culture entails taking from a marginalized group without permission, and usually with little respect for or knowledge about the culture. The picture above is meant to demonstrate this “offensive” behavior. Here’s my question: What is the girl on the right wearing? It certainly isn’t traditional native American garb. So, then, whose … Continue reading

Personal Growth / Shame

Stay Away from this Hurtful “Shame-Creating” Statement

I am intimately aware of two “recent-ish” examples where an influential leader with power and influence said to someone under them, “I am so disappointed in you!” Have you ever thought about what that statement means? It doesn’t convey that one is disappointed with the deeds someone has committed. It conveys that one is disappointed … Continue reading