“Hindi Ko Naman Siya Hinawakan” and Other Excuses for Harassment

Years ago, when I was new to the workforce, a co-worker made several flirty, suggestive comments to me while I was on the job. This co-worker: Was not a close friend Had years of seniority over me in the company Was a taller and larger person than me And was married. So it was uncomfortable, to say the least. I always tried to give the … Continue reading “Hindi Ko Naman Siya Hinawakan” and Other Excuses for Harassment

Honoring Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou in National Women’s Month

This post was migrated from an old blog. Let’s get in the spirit of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month early! Maya Angelou grew up in Arkansas in a time when racism and discrimination were commonplace.  She was treated as an inferior because she was black and female.  When she was just seven years old, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend.  This experience … Continue reading Honoring Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou in National Women’s Month