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Where my love, my activism, my musings, my labor, my career, my identities, and my life all meet.

On Offering Help to Others

I have been thinking a ton about ‘help’ lately, specifically as it relates to the help I have been offered throughout the first year in my doctoral program. More recent events have me thinking about help offered around one’s wellness.

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Alex Lange
Reflections from the 28th Rotation

today, I offer 10 learnings, reflections, questions, and lessons I am taking with me into the next year. By no means exhaustive, this list represents those things I just can't let go of, those I've let go too soon and need to reclaim, and things I just need to let go.

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Love is the Answer (Still): One Year Later

One year ago, I woke up, turned over in my bed, and looked at my phone. A day with plans of grocery shopping and reading went away with the opening of an app – there was a shooting at Pulse and 49 lives had been taken on Latin night.One year later, my sister took me to visit Pulse, a place I had found joy and dance in so many years ago with friends and kin. Being there was just surreal.

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On Milkshakes and Taking Breaks from Meaning-Making

When discussing the application and translation of theory-to-practice, Dian asked about what I thought about the concept of meaning-making. What does it mean to me? Of the questions I was asked by the class, that one had me pause to think about my answer the longest. I asked if I could cheat by using the words “meaning” and “making” in my description and then I talked myself out of that.

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This Time

I've been thinking about the things below a fair amount over the past two weeks. While I use language of we/our, I realize that so much of that is me reaching out and saying "I/my" and trying to bring others aboard, to relate in more than distance away from. And this is me sharing the wisdom and love that so many folks who are marginalized by their race, gender, and sexuality have tried to instill and teach me. This is from the women/femmes who are trans, of color, and queer who have continued to hold me up, who were doing the work before me and continue to do it

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Alex Lange