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How do I defy definition?

No human being is self-referential.  We define ourselves by experience and perspective.  Our perspective is a combination of feelings and situational awareness.


I Am: A teenager


I AM: a Woman


I AM: An Advocate


Does being a male athlete make me less intelligent?

I have been discriminated against for being a male athlete. The basis of discrimination was that I am less intelligent and overall lazier that other people, including female athletes. This has affected my life in […]


Real Human Connection Takes Time to Develop

In the late nineteen seventies, as I neared completion of graduate school, I had one of the best learning experiences.  This occurred near the end of my graduate program in counseling.  I was working as […]


Do Veterans Get Unfair Advantage?

I have worked on a local, county, and state level in government and in education.  I have seen some veterans (who are not disabled) get unfair advantages.  Are the services and our motives really getting […]



I am a white male, does that mean I am a racist?


I didn’t speak English

I am from Puerto Rico.  I moved here when I was 14 years old and I did not speak English yet.  In high school I only spoke Spanish and everyone treated me differently, they thought […]


Women Deserve Equal Treatment

We must end the oppression of women around the world.  Women are capable of doing the same jobs and earning the same pay. We CAN do it!


I AM: Religious


Paint Branch UU Church inspired by Defying Definitions project

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church recently hosted an event using inspiration from the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights’ Defying Definitions Project during a Sunday service in July. One of the project’s activities invites individuals to […]

Question Of The Week

How do you usually respond when someone tells a racist or sexist joke?

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