Posts tagged "Evanston"

Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby

Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby
[This column originally appeared -- with profanity edited by its author for any sensitive, suburban eyes -- on Patch.com in Evanston, Illinois.] I have a confession. I might have engaged in a bit of stalker behavior while trying to land an interview (below) with Samantha Irby. Before I ever knew she was a Chicago performer,... Read more »

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence
After writing an article about my son’s iPod Touch getting stolen, I shared it online….and that’s when a couple of former high school classmates started commenting on my Facebook page (note: I’ve blurred any names except for my own). This high school friend now lives in L.A.: The next comment came from a former high... Read more »

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America
Spend a little time on the US Census Bureau website and you’ll find that, statistically speaking, the population of Evanston, Illinois, is  quite similar to the overall population of the United States of America. Aside from Evanston’s higher-than-average population density, this suburb north of Chicago reflects the racial and socioeconomic makeup of our nation —... Read more »
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Fourteen Days With Dajae Coleman

Fourteen Days With Dajae Coleman
Dajae Coleman, a 14-year-old freshman at Evanston Township High School, was shot and killed while walking with friends near the school two nights ago. When I first moved to Evanston, I was pregnant with my first child, now a 14-year-old freshman at ETHS. Back then, my husband and I lived in our very first house... Read more »

Hosting An Obama Fundraiser

I’m co-hosting an Obama fundraiser in just over one week. I’ve never hosted a political fundraiser before. Here’s a link to my fundraising page. While I’m bracing for the backlash of anti-Obama sentiment, I will make a conscious effort to keep my mind on the positive, forward-thinking attitude he’s demonstrated since declaring his intent to... Read more »
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