Oh, how we have not changed…

One of the many reasons that I love reading hooks is her attention to personal, lived experiences. She applies sociological concepts to her life and uses her own life to explain and explore concepts of race, gender, and equality. For me, it was interesting…


What About the 60s?

The liberal religion of the 1960s produced an ever increasing set of options for Americans to choose from in order to meet their spiritual needs. A move away from traditional doctrine, the multiple mergers among mainline denominations combined with new family structures and new types of…


Child Trends

In a break from the traditional blogging style, I recount my experience in residential addiction treatment, Spring 2017. I witnessed a number of different types of discrimination: racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism during my time. It had been a long time since I’d been out of my bubble…


For some of us, you can take the homo out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the homo, and like a flock of geese in fall we eventually find our way back home. -Waves Magazines

As the ramp-up to the 2020 election loomed overhead, oppressive…


There is a pattern to the historical manipulation and whitewashing evident in every single victory claimed by nonviolent activists. The pacifist position requires that success must be attributable to pacifist tactics and pacifist tactics alone, whereas the rest of us believe that change comes from the whole spectrum of tactics…


Vigil for Pulse Victims Midtown Atlanta 2016

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The first time I fell in love with another woman, she held my hair as I vomited violently into the toilet, and then she held my secret while I came to terms with being pregnant at 17 years old.

And then she kept my secret for 10 more years after…


Downtown Greenville, SC at night

A friend of a colleague posted this old article the other day (the other year, actually. This article is an edit from our first go round with this shit). The year, 2004. Swiftboating became a thing and the War on Terror™ was in its full horrific glory. Another year when…


Tadshi, Shaine, and Alana after voting

I’m supposed to feel dread right now. And as the day turns to dusk, it’s creeping in, a return to Standard Time means darkness comes early and the optimism of the morning fades.

But at 5:09pm, before the polls close and the real frenetic politic fever dream begins, I’ll tell…


Picture of Southern/Appalachian States

Let’s impeach the president for hijacking our religion and using it to get elected, Dividing our country into colors, And still leaving black people neglected-Neil Young

Can’t gamble feedin’ baby on that dope money, might not always be sufficient, but the United Parcel Service and the people at the Post…


An unqualified, self-hating, racist was just confirmed to the court.

But what business have nine people deciding the rights of humanity for anyone, much less 350,000,000 Americans?

I used to think SCOTUS was really the branch of government that counted. It is, as The West Wing taught me, the place…

Alana Anton

Queerbilly, sociologist, mom, partner, social justice hillbilly. Let’s have a hootenanny!

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