end the r-word

Together we can spread the word to end the R-word

Today is the annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. Alpha Sigma Alpha joins this effort to end the use of the R-word from every day conversation. The R-word is the word ‘retard(ed)’. Why does it hurt? The R-word […]

March 2, 2016
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glennon doyle melton

Give me gratitude of give me debt

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Thoreau So why not just laugh now? – G “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy […]

February 25, 2016
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how to respond

How to respond to someone who uses the R-word

Scenario: you are talking with a friend, a colleague, a new acquaintance in a casual conversation, and all of a sudden they use the R-word in a derogatory manner. This can offend you. This can make you cringe. This can […]

February 23, 2016
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special olympics

Special Olympics champion and ambassador featured on TED©

Special Olympics International Global Messenger Matthew Williams has been featured on TED©. “People use the R-word in front of me, and they think it doesn’t matter. They’re not thinking about how much it hurts me and my friends.” [Related: RSVP […]

February 5, 2016
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glennon doyle melton

The best part of life

Recently someone stood up at one of our events and said, G: If you could give women one piece of advice, what would it be? And I said: Sister each other, because Sistering is the best part of life. Then […]

February 1, 2016
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What word will define your 2016?

My feelings toward New Year’s resolutions are similar to how Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at Harvard, feels about meditation. That is, I’ve tried and tried to get into them—no soda! daily positive affirmations! get up at […]

January 6, 2016
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