MARCHAÉ GRAIR

 

OPINION WRITING

UU World

GETTING INTERSECTIONAL MEANS SHOWING UP WHEN THERE ARE NO PINK HATS

"If feminism is going to get truly intersectional, women of privilege have to start showing up when an event or action isn’t about them, listening to what marginalized women want them to amplify, and being allies beyond when it only benefits them."

The Wisdom Daily

HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

"It’s important to have a few “social sanctuaries” where you can unwind, even if you can’t unplug–where you can renew your spirit without logging out."

The Salt Collective

IT’S TIME FOR WHITE PARENTS TO HAVE “THE TALK” WITH THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY

"White sadness about Black pain is purely symbolic without an equal commitment to end that pain."

UU World

MY BLACK IS BLUU

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosted a Black-centered theological symposium, and I wrote about why such spaces are so healing and affirming.

 

NEWS & FEATURES

Wish Cleveland

AKRON WRITER WAITS 61 YEARS TO PUBLISH ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ TALE

It was a pleasure to profile an Ohio author who published a children's book 61 years after she wrote it.

United Church of Christ

STAND WITH STANDING ROCK BY LISTENING FIRST, ACTING SECOND

"The water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who want to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline value ally support—but they also hope allies will listen for guidance when they show up."

 

DAILY DEVOTIONALS

I was a regular contributor to the United Church of Christ's Daily Devotional series. These daily readings are quick spiritual reflections to start your morning.

 

Wish Cleveland

THERE IS NO PRIDE WITHOUT PROTEST

"People of color in the LGBTQ community will never be able to feel safe as long as the white LGBTQ community disregards our voices, our bodies, and our struggles."

The Salt Collective

WHITE AMERICA CARES MORE ABOUT WHITE SAFETY THAN POLICE BRUTALITY

"I wish white America cared about police brutality as much as they cared about preserving white safety. Maybe the police would think twice before killing people who looked like me."