There’s nothing easy about sharing an experience with sexual harassment or assault. For many, including myself, it can be a challenge to navigate the range of emotions and thoughts that come up when talking about this delicate subject. However, the outpour of support and courage from the recent “Me Too” social media campaign has offered an important outlet to continue the …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Earthquakes, hurricanes, forest fires, and flooding, these are just some of the extreme weathers that countries across the world have endured and continue to endure over the past few months. Although these weather occurrences happen seasonally and are not new, the rate at which they occurred is staggering and this is due to climate change. Climate change, as defined by the …Read More >
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to disregard the passing of the loved one or to disrespect the deceased, the family or others affected by this loss. Some of the content in this article are quotes of those who were present during the interview. Names have been changed and or omitted for privacy. It's the phone call that's difficult to even think about. The call …Read More >
Across the globe when we speak of protection and security and who is to play a role in acting these responsibilities, we think of men. Whether it be in a loca l police force or national military force, men throughout history have been at the helm, with women being thought to be the weaker gender, who did not have the physical capability to be part of it and are …Read More >
When I woke up Friday morning, the last thing I expected to see among viral videos and buzz-worthy news articles was a photograph of Congresswomen making national news. The photograph accompanied an article titled “Right to bare arms: US Congresswomen protest against dress code” from BBC News1. I will admit, having not read the title closely, I expected another news story …Read More >
I was still in denial that Sunday morning. I sat next to my Mother and asked, 'Are you tired of doing this Mom?' She shook her head yes. 'You don’t have to do it anymore.' I then asked her to in some way come back and see me so that I knew she was OK. That Sunday evening, she passed away. Five weeks later, my daughter was born. I've often heard that when a family member …Read More >