Happy Saturday! We are finally having some fall-like weather where I live and I am very much enjoying this break in the humidity we’ve been having.
My good friend, singer, songwriter and actress, Ansley Hendrix, released her EP, Okay Again, yesterday! You have to give it a listen. Oh and make sure you buy it too. You can check out her ep and YouTube channel below.
I hope you’re all well. I wanted to tell you that I finally started a pod cast called Connecting Through Conversation. I believe the way to change issues we care about is to come together around the table so to speak and connect with one another through conversation. Thanks to my friends, Ansley and Ryan, for helping me begin this pod cast journey. Fun fact: one episode you will meet Ryan and I hope you’ll learn something. Follow along and please share. Apple takes the longest to approve my pod cast on their platform but I can be heard on other platforms as well. Give me a listen and if you like what you hear, leave me five stars. =) 😉
It’s sure been a while, but I’m updating you with some amazing news! Today Governor McKee signed the ‘Let RI Vote Act’ into law! I have met some wonderful people along this journey in person and through Zoom meetings, and I am so proud to be a part of such history for the state. You can read about today below.
A big thank you to Governor McKee for signing the ‘Let RI Vote Act’ into law today. To have something you have advocated for over the last two years finally become law is a feeling like no other. Thank you to all the great people I have met along the way. This has been an experience like no other.
I hope this finds you healthy and that 2022 is treating you well so far. I am again adding my voice to improving voter decisions throughout Rhode Island and hope you’ll join me. If you aren’t local, no worries. You can still help and spread the word.
If you want to add your voice and be a part of advocating for change, click here and it will walk you through everything.
Earlier this month I signed this petition that is dear to my heart because I have fought for my education in Rhode Island my entire life, even through college. Everyone should have quality education, even students who aren’t fully sighted. My heart goes out to these students, their teachers, and their families. These things affect everyone. You can do better, Rhode Island. Please show your support for blind and visually impaired kids across Rhode Island by reading and signing this. Once you have signed this, please share.
Our local channel 12 did a story a few weeks back you can watch below.
It’s been a while, but I hope and pray you are all healthy. Today I need to tell you about a book you absolutely need to be reading. Today my friend, Beckie, released her amazing book entitled Hope for the Broken. I was blessed to read an early preview and I haven’t been moved by a book like this in a very long time. Hope for the Broken is one of those books that stays with you no matter how long ago you read it. Rebecca takes you on her journey of struggling through school and all the people who helped her along the way. Most importantly, you see the way God helped her realize that rather than being a music teacher, she was meant to be a preacher. Rebecca provides you with scriptures, personal journal entries, and prayers you can use in your own life. She also provides you with exercises for you to do some of your own writing. The best books in my opinion are the ones that make you feel something. In this book, I cried reading about Rebecca’s music professor, but I also praised God for all his amazing work, the work only our God can do. Hope for the Broken is that book that should reach the smallest village and the biggest city. Once you read it you’ll know why. Get yourself a copy and get your friend a copy. Once you read it, let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment or find me on social media. My Twitter is mirandaloakley. You can check out format options here.
Happy release day, Beckie. Your book is such a blessing.
Election day is finally here. If you haven’t already, make sure you get out and vote today! I have put together a couple of videos that I think are really important and worth your watch. Not because I’m pushing my blue opinion on you, but because like I said in another post, you can’t make this stuff up. Trump lies and once you know, you know. Do your own research. He also encourages his Trumper’s to be violent towards people. In typical Trump fashion, when something doesn’t go his way, he doesn’t like it. He threatened the governor of Pennsylvania and said he’ll be watching other governors too. Why did he do this? Because the governor of Pennsylvania said all ballots should be counted and Donald Trump doesn’t think so because he wants results tonight. Watch this informative piece from last night. Trump says if you’re not voting for him to stay home. As you’ll see in this video, this man has no humility. A humble person would say all votes count. A humble person would respect every voter, red or blue. Not to mention, his cheating claim is outrageous and his threatening behavior is just wrong. If you’re human, you know it is.
Watch this. Pay close attention to what Trump says. This piece makes some other great points as well if you know the truth. If you happen to dislike what’s said, I’ll say what I said before. You are welcome to your opinion, but you can’t make this up. Donald Trump wants you to believe truth equals fake news. The truth equals real news. Once you know, you know.
Every voter, whether they are a red or blue voter, deserves to have their ballot counted. Counting ballots isn’t a mistake. It’s just that Donald Trump doesn’t like it. Also, we’re in a pandemic and you want to be proud of how big your crowds are? Trump loves the attention. The final stop on Trump’s superspreader tour includes supporters at the White House. Another video worth watching is this one.
People have to take precautions because Donald Trump has trained his supporters that violence is okay. Why do people find that okay? Not to mention what Trump says is disturbing. Every vote matters and deserves to be counted. And that includes yours.
Well here we are, the night before election day. Once the election is over my political posts won’t be as frequent and I’ll go back to blogging about other topics. I thought I would mention that for those of you who don’t come here for my political posts. That said, we absolutely must talk about the danger of the way Donald Trump has trained his supporters, aka the Trump train, (colt following really). Trump supporters purposefully tried to run a Biden campaign bus off the road. I’ll show what happened from a few sources so you can see for yourself. This is not just a blue opinion here. This is facts. You can’t make this stuff up folks.
I’m used to Donald Trump’s horrible behavior. And yet, I still find myself saying, “Did that really just happen?” He sees nothing wrong with what his supporters did and says he loves Texas? He even calls them patriots! What? It’s one thing to have a different opinion. It’s another to be terrible to people. Read this article and watch the video below. Obama has done som amazing campaigning lately. If you do your research, or have been paying attention, you will know what Obama has been saying has been true. While thisvideo is long, it’s worth taking the time to watch.
As we all know, racism is still a huge problem in 2020. I saw this story yesterday about a CNN reporter, Amara Walker, who received three racist attacks in one hour. Watch and share this video. Racism hasn’t ever been okay and it especially shouldn’t be happening in 2020. In this video, Walker talks about how a man came up to her and said a racial slur to her in Chinese, another man came up to her and asked if she spoke English, and finally, she talked about how the police officer said how asking if she spoke English wasn’t racist.
If you read yesterdays post about letting the blind person decide what’s offensive and what isn’t, the same applies here. If someone feels offended and they’re living racism every day, let them speak for themselves. If you’re human, of course you find racism offensive, but I’m saying in the situation with the officer, she lives it every day. He doesn’t, so he can’t say what’s racist and what isn’t. The writing is on the wall. Donald Trump doesn’t condemn racism and racism is never okay. Share Amara’s story. Please. Because if it happened to Amara one too many times, it’s happening to someone else.,