Airing my dirty laundry as I try on new clothes

Ivy HestUncategorized

Hi folks! Wow, it’s been quite some time.  And in that time, I’ve completed the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program, joined the Coordinating Committee for our local chapter of  Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and started a new job as the Lead Organizer with People Acting in Community Together (PACT), a PICO federation.  I’m pretty happy about where new … Read More

Time for some feedback!

Ivy HestUncategorized

Hello lovely folks! As you may have noticed, things have slowed down a little bit.  I’ll be honest, I really love writing posts, but it’s been hard to get back into it after vacation!  I’ve felt this way with organizing, and well, most things.  If I do it regularly, I enjoy it and am happy.  Skip a little, and just … Read More

Is the personal political?

Ivy HestSkills and Principles, Theory, Uncategorized

(About 8.5 minutes to read) This past Wednesday I shared a deeply personal story about my body, my feelings about my body, and how it impacted the way I interacted with others.   It was published in my friend’s sex, dating, and relationship column, The Debrief, on Here are the thoughts that went through my head throughout this process: It’s 3am and I … Read More