Tolerance is an issue I care deeply about. Not only because of the experiences I’ve faced personally, but also because of the values I hold dear and teach my children.
Physicians diagnose homeless individuals with a higher number of illnesses compared to the housing stable population. Also, housing unstable individuals statistically have much shorter lifespans: about 12 years, on average.
When you add transgender identity to this equation, the numbers look even worse.
It had seemed like a dream. You got to set your own hours, work only when and as much as you wanted, set your own rates, be your own boss. But now the dream feels more like a nightmare. You’re out hustling day and night, 24/7, 365. You’re supporting yourself and your family, but the perks are gone — and so is the safety net. It’s the new gig economy, and it looks like the bloom is off the rose.
As I get older, the rate at which things go obsolete is increasing, leaving things for which one worked very hard with no value. In this case, it is not so much the material objects which are to be lamented, as intellectual property which will be lost if the material objects are not preserved.
When you think about it logically, if a medical company can stop a disease with a medication it’s not really in their best interest. The reason is, if a problem is completely fixed, they will not generate additional revenues. Then how can they survive and keep up their big profits?
The next decade will allow each of us to inspire each other to create positive change in our cities. There are so many important issues to tackle we can’t expect our various levels of government or our police services to solve it alone. Authentic collaboration will be required, and we must challenge ourselves and those we know to step out of our comfort zones.
Home is where the heart is. This mid-19th century proverb has been interpreted to mean that your home is wherever your loved ones are. This sounds lovely, but it isn’t always a reality for people living in unstable housing situations. Here is an honest look at the impact of unstable housing on health equity.
Animal cruelty continues to be a dilemma in the United States. Undercover detectives, journalists, and whistleblowers have reported these happenings in factory farms, meat production sites, and slaughterhouses, yet these abuses are still widespread.
This widespread, instant access to a world of gambling means everyone — including underage people — can become hooked far easier than they would have in the past. And that’s a very real problem.
I coined this term about a year ago as a descriptor for a person or entity whose superficial trappings of progressive liberalism conceal a corrupt, harmful, downright diabolical core.