Somewhere in between worrying about rioters taking over capitals, my family’s health in the middle of a global pandemic, helping my daughter with school in the middle of the work day, and working on my day job to prevent childhood trauma, I accidentally threw away some of my good silverware. Throughout the week I kept noticing that even though the dishwasher was empty, there seemed to be fewer forks than there should be. Then one night as I was absent mindedly throwing something away, I happened to look in the trash and saw one of my forks in there all tangled with my napkin and food scraps. …


Katherine Ortega Courtney

Mom, activist, wife, PhD, daughter, university staff, hater of laundry, and co-author of Anna, Age Eight; 100% Community; and Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras

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