Category Archives: Call to Action

Opportunities for you to get involved in change-making.

AMJ Is Hustling for Rent (and Other Bills)

UPDATE: I have enough for rent now! THANK YOU to everyone who signal boosted and/or provided support. I’ llbe able to negotiate pay dates for my utilities based on income from my temp gig, so whew! Also: I forgot to include in the original: I’m also signing up for Upwork, a freelancing site recommended to…

AMJ’s Job Search Cover Letter #ReignyDayJobs #socialwork #jobchat

Greetings, Prospective Employer! My name is Amanda Michelle Jones and I am currently seeking a full-time clinical social work position in Los Angeles, CA as I pursue licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW). I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#70072) who focuses on addressing both individual and environmental/systemic factors that create the contexts in which consumers live….

Crafting a Way Forward, Part 2: Help Get #AMJtoLA

Table of Professional Skills

So this is actually post 3 in an unintentional series of posts about my next life transition. It seems we have entered a season of expression for AMJ (hush up all the Gemini slander… but it IS our time right now, so…) Tl;dr – it’s time for me to leave Chicago. I need help finding…

Let’s Send Chelsea to College!

ANOTHER UPDATE: Chelsea has a message for you all. I would like to say thank you to all of you who helped me with a new beginning to something so beautiful. I really appreicate every penny that you gave it means so much to me that i can go farther in life and not let…

Why I Choose to #RockTheRedPump

#Confession: This is the first pair of red shoes that I’ve had in YEARS. I had some snazzy red boots back in the day, but after I hurt my back 5 years ago, I had to get rid of them… with their sexy, fancy 3.5″ heels. *sigh* So anyway, as you may have noticed as…

We Are Failing Our Children

So I stumbled upon this story today: ‘Am I pretty or am I ugly?’ In disturbing trend, pre-teens ask YouTube to be the judge  – NY Daily News. First of all, I’m not surprised in the least that teens (especially girls) are seeking validation. This is what we do in our development cycle, so no worries…

#Newmom Needs Our Help

So a few months ago, I wrote about a pregnant young lady at my field placement who was helping me with a project. Well now, she’s a #newmom & trying to get life going with her new family. Her twins? ADORABLE!!!  Seeing her with the two of them? *ovary dance* I can’t share all the…

What Happens When Summer’s Not So Hot?

So Samantha Gross of Salon.com recently wrote a story about the budget crisis leading to major cuts in summer programming for youth in NYC. The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates also discussed how Washington, DC is suffering the same fate. The basic issue: communities have no money to provide parents with activities for their children during the…

BONUS POST: Legendary – Rest In Power Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron passed into the heavens today. As with so many other “reports” of celebrity deaths on Twitter, I refused to believe it at first. Then NPR posted this:  And so it is. I’ll admit: I know little of GSH, except that he taught us The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, but they’ll tell us…

Transgender Woman Severely Beaten at Baltimore McDonalds While Employees Watch | The Bilerico Project

y’all… i just had an emotional breakdown over this.  as in i *literally* spent the past 20 minutes wailing and convulsing. i didn’t even make it all the way to the end of the video.  i do not recommend that you watch, but definitely read the story and make your voice heard to mcdonald’s. Transgender…