Today is Indigenous People’S Day, a day to celebrate and remember the culture and contributions of Native Americans. We also must remember the struggle and hardship Native Americans have had to endure. For today, I recommend people read Noe Alvarez’s book, Spirit Run. In it he shares what it is like growing up and living... Continue Reading →
Today I wore an orange shirt for Orange Shirt Day. “On September 30, Orange Shirt Day promotes awareness about the Indian residential school system still impacting Native American communities in the United States and Canada. Known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day honors the children forced into Indian boarding schools” (National Day... Continue Reading →
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No doubt the day will be filled with many sharing quotes about him and his work. I love quotes. Words are my love language. And I am deeply moved by Dr. King and his life's work on fighting for equality for all. But I don't want to simply... Continue Reading →
Thankfully for the second year in a row I was able to attend the California Association of Museums (CAM) yearly conference! Not only was I able to attend but this was the second year I was a speaker! I am truly thankful for this opportunity. This year’s conference theme was 20/20 Vision. This got me... Continue Reading →
Museums have an inclusion problem, meaning, many don’t feel welcome in museums. It’s tough to get into the museum field to begin with, lack of representation in the field and exhibits, and lack of accessibility. But many museums are trying to change. The Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo is redesigning their place to be... Continue Reading →
Do you buy mugs as travel and/or museum souvenirs? Recently I started to collect jewelry on my travels so I can wear it and be reminded of my adventure. I do love my coffee and all the mugs I have To add to your collection why not get more mugs from your local museum for... Continue Reading →
The main thing I make sure to have with me while exploring a museum is comfortable shoes (and my glasses)! Shoes support me so I can spend as long as I want soaking up the goodness of the museum.
Museums can be such a powerful force in their local communities and in creating community. I was moved by this display in the Oakland Museum of California exhibit Queer. California. Visitors were encouraged to share friends, resources, organizations etc that helped them in their journey. Such a moving display of community and a reminder that... Continue Reading →
Who am I? What a loaded question and one I am still trying to figure out. But in terms of museums.... -I believe in the power of museums to change lives -I believe that museums can be anything and any where -I wish to have a career working in museums but right now that is... Continue Reading →
My Museum. All museums are my museums. I don’t like the idea of museums competing with one another. Each one is needed. Museums should work together.
I struggle with mental health. I’ve learned the hard way the connection between mental and physical health. Invest in your mental health because you’re worth it. I remind myself of this every day. And we really need to end the stigma around talking about mental health. Stigma causes people to suffer and for others to... Continue Reading →
Due to the PG&E shut off, I have to bring my arthritis medicine to work with me. This medicine needs to be refrigerated 24/7 and if it is not then it expires and is SO expensive to replace. Thinking of others who need electricity for their medicine and health needs ❤️