by Emerald Staff
The South Seattle Emerald is pleased to announce a monthly column, “Ask A Therapist,” which will answer questions you may have by professional counselors. Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions, and counselors Liz Covey and Roy Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.
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by Melia LaCour
At the tender age of 5, Dr. Debra Sullivan knew the education system was flawed. She vividly recalls receiving a stern reprimand from her teacher after reading an above-grade reading level book to her classmates.
“I don’t want you bringing books like this to school anymore,” the teacher said. “When you read that far ahead of the other children, you make them feel bad about themselves.”
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by K.D. Senior
Justice is an abstract concept implored in the name of fairness, impartiality, and equity. These are often used interchangeably, but maintain subtle distinctions. Fairness can be understood as treatment without favor or discrimination. Impartiality can be understood as neutrality and objectiveness. Equity can be conceptualized as the application of fairness and impartiality.
Continue reading The Rundown After Sundown: With Low Wages and High Pollution for People of Color, Justice in Seattle is Just Talk
by Gui Jean-Paul Chevalier
When a founder of a movement or entity leaves their original city, often times what they built dies. But not for Simon Wolf and his music and arts initiative, Stay Happy Collective. As Wolf, the group’s founder, moves on to Oakland to expand the brand, Stay Happy Collective continues on here in its home base of Seattle, in the hands of four trusted producers: Holly Theriot, Michael Scheibe, Lymarie Perez and Enrique Bried-Fuentes.
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