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    2022: New Year, New Thing?

    It’s the start of a new year. A time for us to reflect on what has been and set resolutions for what will (hopefully) be. I know I’m not alone in saying that 2021 was a long and tumultuous year. The pandemic has continued to rage on, we’ve experienced challenge after challenge and even suffered personal losses (RIP Grandma – I love you). But, the fact that we’re here – the fact that I’m writing this and you’re reading it – is testament to the fact that we’ve survived. We’ve managed. We’ve overcome. And that is worth celebrating. That shows there is a chance for things to get better, for…

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    Why ‘Purple Hued Views?’

      When I first floated the idea of this blog to friends and family, the first question I was asked was “Why Purple Hued Views?” I had to explain each and every time, and I figured it would stand to reason that everyone else reading this blog would ask the same question, so this is my (very short) blog post to explain. Naturally, I wanted the name of my blog to reflect what it is fundamentally about.  Like everyone else, my core beliefs and my experiences frame the way I look at the world and inform the issues I am passionate about.  I am, to put it simply, a Black…