Camille Williams is a mother, midwife, and writer in Providence, RI. She blogs about parenting, life in a bicultural family, midwifery and women’s health, spirituality, politics and more at Wake Up, Mama!. Her essays also appear in the Huffington Post and elephant journal. Follow her on Twitter ...
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I want to talk about something I witnessed last week in the online world. First, a little background. A couple of years ago, I became increasingly aware of a pervasive phenomenon in the (overwhelmingly white) women’s spirituality/ personal growth circles I move in. I noticed persistent attempts to deny and disown painful realities by insistence (overt or implied) that we create our struggles with our negative thinking or energy or low vibration or fill-in-the-blank.
Feeling Defensive With All the Talk of â€œWhite People Thisâ€? and â€œWhite People That?â€? Watch This. As a white woman, I post a lot of things on social media directed specifically at other white people and how we contribute to racism. Iâ€™m not doing the woker-than-thou thing, putting myself above it all. Iâ€™ve been actively learning about systemic racism in earnest for only about a year, and I have infinitely more to learn.
MINNEAPOLIS - Two years ago, the Breyfogle's welcomed identical twin girls, Kendal and Kenedi. Challenges were expected, but at 3-months of age, a rare cancer diagnosis was not. "Having infant twins is ridiculously crazy. Having them in the hospital is even crazier," said Abby Breyfogle, the girls' mother. She was looking for advice and support for "the crazy" when she heard about a Facebook group, full of twin moms, who have been through it all.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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