How I Learned to Think About Gender

If you, like me, expressed confusion about the differences between gender identity, expression, attraction, etc. and were or are bewildered about all the different terminology, then you’re in the right place. I’ve sorted out a mental model for myself based...

Breaking Hate

Another day, another hate crime. While this chart from the Equality Institute is about white supremacy specifically, it applies to nearly any -ism – racism in general, sexism, ageism, bigotry… anything where one person is being an asshole towards an entire...

What is Thought Leadership?

Ask 100 different people what thought leadership is and you’re likely to get 200 different answers. When I worked at a PR agency, thought leadership was almost a sacred term, something either mentioned reverently or desperately coveted. But no one ever really...

The Year of the Yin Metal Ox

In East Asian cultures (China, Japan, and Korea), the lunar new year always has three different attributes. There’s one of twelve animal spirits, one of five elements, and a yin or yang energy attribute. This year (2021) is the year of the yin metal ox. The last...

My Three Words for 2021

One of my favorite exercises that I’ve performed every year since he first introduced it is Chris Brogan’s Three Words. Rather than create resolutions which are difficult to keep, the three words exercise puts together three words that form your mantra for the coming...

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