LJ Cunningham

What Needs To Be Said

Lily Cunningham, M. Ed. is an advocate, ally, and former therapist who writes about their experiences with mental health and domestic abuse, from the perspective a white non-binary person, and with a determination to honestly examine the systemic injustices and oppression which promote the fallacy of white supremacy.

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What’s Known About Ohio’s Proposed Anti-Trans Healthcare Policy

Republican Mike DeWine has sent millions to the Ohio Department...

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Ohio Governor Overrides Democratic Healthcare

What do the new Administrative orders for the Ohio Department...

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Before Abortion

In late June of 2022, Illinois Republican representative Mary Miller...

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My curiosity is my greatest strength. It has completely shifted my way of thinking when I have an emotional reaction to something if I instead shift into curiosity mode. I stop to ask myself, “Why am I angry at this? Why am I so sure of something?”

My curiosity helps me observe patterns of individual and collective behavior patterns.

Lily by Paul Becker, at a 2021 rally for Ma' Khia Bryant
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Vote For Issue 1 To Protect Reproductive

Everything to Know About the Vote to Pass Issue 1

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White Supremacy Lies I Used To Believe

I wrote about being raised to be a Christian Nationalist

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Racism as a Legacy Burden

My therapist introduced me to the concept of legacy burdens.

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White Supremacy Starts In The Family

I was raised in white supremacy - having learned it

What Is Grooming? Ohio Republicans Know

Ohio Republicans continue to define grooming incorrectly -- and their

Normalizing White Christian Nationalism Is Killing Everyone.

In America white supremacy norms are collectively accepted and facilitate

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