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amanda magee
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Honest, driven and hopeful.
Honest, driven and hopeful.

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Hate Unchallenged is Hate Allowed-- #kids #LGBT #Target

I was trucking along for a while there, reading posts, writing some of my own, commiserating in private groups, but then it became too much. There was a local story about a rainbow Mickey Mouse being ripped from a car antenna and being replaced with a…

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I never felt without a doubt that Hillary Clinton would win. I certainly hoped, but I never took for granted that was a done deal. I kind of wish I had, just so I could have enjoyed for a time the certainty that she would win and that we would have her at…

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Tuesday Isn't the End—Why what we say and the action we take is important. #GOTV

I have been writing online since 2003. When I go back to what I wrote in the early days I sometimes cringe, but I also have compassion for who I was and where I was. If we are really all works in progress, then to improve we have to have times,…

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Country, Not Candidates. You might pick a horse to bet on based on its name, a potus should be on the future and humanity #ImWithHer #GOTV

This morning I woke up to read the story about Harvard immediately canceling the remainder of the men’s soccer team season as the result of a revelation of ongoing sexual harassment. It is a bold and unequivocal move, penalizing some who may not have…

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From the 1st breath- Clean air matters for all of us #CleanAirMomsVote (written w support of Clean Air Moms Action, all opinions are mine)

I remember the way it felt when the ultrasound tech put the gel on my belly. I was not yet accustomed to the frequency and casual way that I would be expected to undress. Looking back I realize it was good preparation for a kind of naked vulnerability…

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Seasons of #Marriage -storms, sunshine, and everything in between.

A couple of weeks ago it was time to take the docks out of the water at camp. We had been stalling, partly because it was going to be the first time we did it and we were uncertain and partly because we weren’t ready for summer to be over. Summer, for us,…

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An Introduction and a Review- @philannethropy on @ProfessorEA The Light of the World #books

A long time ago a friend recommended to a woman from Hachette Book Group that I be sent a copy of Elizabeth Alexander’s book. I remember being so excited when it arrived in the mail, but as is often the case reading kept slipping off of my to-do…

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Changing the Lens— protecting ourselves as judgement soars

I can’t remember a time, except maybe the year in college when I was singularly focused on making myself disappear one pound at a time, when I haven’t had fiery opinions about things. My emotions sometimes overstep and I worry about things that aren’t…

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Tiny Boosts—Finding Joy Anywhere #parenting #kids #selfcare

I read somewhere the other day that sadness is a part of the privilege of joy, it literally allows space for joy to breathe. That makes a lot of sense to me, maybe in part because I was raised to believe that sometimes you just need a really good cry. I…

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I remember in high school I had two really close friends and a third who occasionally joined us in our shenanigans. The two I spent the most time with, Kristie and Rebecca, were both shorter than me. They also tended not to get as worked up about things…
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