Category: Real World

Disney’s Inclusivity Key: Is It All Performative Bullsh*t?

Disney’s Inclusivity Key: Is It All Performative Bullsh*t?

Posted June 22, 2022 in Real World // 2 Comments

I’m not here to defend Disney. Surprised? I know have a lot of posts talking about the Disney Parks in Florida (with more coming late in the year about California). Anyone can see the hypocrisy – I run a blog where I try to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging while simultaneously screaming about parks run by a company that is extremely problematic. So let’s talk about that. Disney has a long history of racism, sexism, cultural appropriation and flares of homophobia. However, It also has a history of pushing the line in children’s media to the point where the company […]

Happy Emancipation Day! & a Very Brief History of Juneteenth

Happy Emancipation Day! & a Very Brief History of Juneteenth

Posted June 19, 2022 in Real World // 1 Comment

Happy Juneteenth to all my Black friends, bloggers, and folks stumbling across this blog post from Google! And for everyone else, lets celebrate too. Juneteenth (also called “Emancipation Day” and “Black Independence Day”) was not recognized as a federal holiday until June 17th, 2021 – 156 years after the last slaves in the country were freed. It took 2,000 federal troops marching into Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. Even today, Black Americans face a constant battle to be treated fairly and valued as human beings. Despite federal recognition last year – long overdue – most Americans still don’t know […]

10 TV Shows I Devoured During the Pandemic

10 TV Shows I Devoured During the Pandemic

Posted December 28, 2020 in Real World // 7 Comments

Like most people in these dark and dreary days, I have spent a lot more time this year watching TV than I usually do.  I’m actually not a big TV person – I just feel like there are so many things I want to do with my time and watching TV takes away from that, but sometimes this year, there hasn’t been a lot of motivation and productivity because… it’s been a year? And this is the time of year where everyone likes to talk about everything they accomplished and…it’s okay to not have accomplished anything, okay?  This year has […]

Our Thanksgiving Day at Coco Cay (Bahamas Cruise 4/4)

Our Thanksgiving Day at Coco Cay (Bahamas Cruise 4/4)

Posted January 17, 2020 in Around the World, Real World // 4 Comments

Royal Caribbean advertises their private island in the Bahamas with the very catchy phrase “Perfect Day at Coco Cay”.  It’s almost perfect… except “cay” is pronounced “key” and not “kay”.  So close!  Regardless, Coco Cay is Royal Caribbean’s answer to things like Disney’s Castaway Cay, and if you’re a beach person, a cruise line’s private island is a really cool opportunity to lay back on the beach and just enjoy the day. My husband and I are not beach people, but HEY!  It was Thanksgiving, and a private island was a way better offer than a dramatic family dinner.  Even if […]

Bahamas Cruise 2019 // Aquaventure & Atlantis Hotel!

Bahamas Cruise 2019 // Aquaventure & Atlantis Hotel!

Posted January 10, 2020 in Around the World, Real World // 0 Comments

Matt and I are working our way through the Caribbean this year, and this fall’s trip was entirely focused on the Bahamas.  I am grateful we were able to visit in November – I know whenever there’s a natural disaster, a lot of tourists back out or the touring companies change their itineraries, which is really sad because that’s the time when the countries need the industry the most. And yes, I hear how privileged that sounds.  I know that tourists, and cruise ships in particular, do a lot of damage to their ports.  Despite my choice method of transportation, […]