Because resident, Joan Irvine stated that the line of questioning was inappropriate and gender specific, Bill Brand decided not to put Irvine on the Cannabis Steering Committee even though she has 20 years of online child protection technology expertise. Her work saves lives.
“As a gun violence and sexual assault survivor, I wanted to have a career that had an impact on the lives of victims.” ~Tonya McKenzie
Bring on the “T”. ~Tell Jeanell
The depths of complex trauma never disappear, it fades but easily recalled in certain moments. ~Tonya McKenzie
My heart hurt for Breonna, not because of the murder, but for the same reasons that my heart hurt for my mother. ~Tonya McKenzie
“For 20+ years, she has been working with small businesses, personalities, non-profits and entrepreneurs with the philosophy that increasing positive exposure requires a large amount of activity, not a large budget.” ~Tonya McKenzie
It is not the kind of racism that will lock a door when they see you trying to come in. It is the kind of racism that questions your motives for walking in the door. ~Tonya McKenzie
Don’t be reactive, be reflective. — Don’t always have a knee-jerk reaction to circumstances or breaking news. Stop, breath, and think about the situation, all options and possibilities. This keeps you from having to walk back any initial statements or actions while also preserving your adrenal glands. Take the time to let a situation play out for a bit while you take it in, process it and make a measured response. Don’t rush to make a mistake. Take your time and get it right. ~Tonya McKenzie
Trump never even addresses our education system or gun violence in schools during his State of the Union because he knows that “Ditzy DeVos” is doing our youth no favors.
Carla Hall ~ With a philosophy to always cook with love, Hall believes food connects us all. People fell in love with her when she competed on Bravo’s Top Chef, and now she’s the co-host on the Emmy Award-winning series The Chew.