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Becky Carleton
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I write about things you're not supposed to talk about.
I write about things you're not supposed to talk about.

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It's no secret I'm no fan of secrets. I blog about things you're not supposed to talk about in polite society. Fuck polite society. I was brought up to be a good girl. Good girls are always polite, never rude, never never never burdening other people with t...

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Our Daughter's Class Picture
Our Daughter's Class Picture 22 fifth graders 8 white kids 5 black kids 1 biracial kid - black and white 1 Asian kid 7 Latino kids 22 Kansans 22 Americans 22 kids in public school

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Our ten year old sees a therapist named Jack who teaches her mental health survival skills. At school she has issues with anger management and depression, common in gifted kids, so we signed her up to talk it out with Jack. He's a nice guy. Katie was lookin...

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An open letter to Kansas Senator Jerry Moran re: Betsy DeVos' nomination for secretary of education
Senator Moran : Please vote no for President Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. We need a Secretary of Education who has experience in public education. My friend went to law school with you at KU, a great public university. I am a pro...

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Not me: my views about abortion
Let me be clear. My views about abortion are complex. I am not Pro-Abortion, in fact, my wish is that more people had access to reliable birth control to make abortions as rare as possible. I am Pro-Life because I don't believe the government has the right ...

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A pretty good lesson
Some new fancy arts-focused private school is opening up near us next year. My immediate reaction when I read the news was, hmm wouldn't it be cool if Katie got to go to an arts-focused school. For shits and grins I checked to see how much the tuition at th...

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An open letter to the Shawnee Mission School District regarding safety pins in the classroom
I am the parent of a student in the Shawnee Mission School District, a taxpayer, and a PTA member. Our daughter is in the Enhanced Learning program, Y Club, and choir. My family has been active, attending and making treats for most class parties and partici...

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Do I live in a bubble?
Take this quiz before you read further. It's pretty fascinating. It's called Do you live in a bubble? A quiz Bubbles have been on the brain ever since Trump won the Presidential election in one of the biggest political upsets in history . According to this ...

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Swept under the rug
This is why I'm still grieving. It feels like the issue of sexual assault has been swept under the rug, just as I was getting excited to see so many women speak out about their abuse. I'm afraid survivors will stop speaking out for fear that no one will bel...
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