Dirty John ๐Ÿ’Œ

Today I went to meet with an investigator from the EEOC. The attorneys had filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and the Colorado Commission of Civil Rights back in July. It took six moths for my interview to confirm that the charge would be filed. What a strange and slow moving process.

I was completely distracted driving around looking for parking around the building and ended up missing so many spaces on the street that I had to pull into a lot and paid $12 for the 90 minutes I was there. It was worth it. It felt good to tell the investigator my story. At least thereโ€™s that. Now I know how the parents must have felt under my investigation. Sometimes they confided in me how they felt, but now I feel what they felt. Relieved.

I spent twenty minutes answering questions on their form that I would assume the attorneys I hired had already handled. I wonder why? Honestly, I was a little worried that today would just be another dead end. Another wall that the system puts up in front of my path toward restorative justice. But I donโ€™t feel that way right now. I have a stamp of approval to move forward. No matter how strange or stupid the system is it felt good to be heard.

This deserves a Sheryl Crow song ๐ŸŽถ

โ€œOld James Dean Monroe
Hands out flowers at the Shop-N-Go
Hopes for money but all he gets is fear
And the wind blows up his coat
And this he scribbles on a perfume note
“If I’m not here, then you’re not here”
And he says
“Call me Miscreation, I’m a walking celebration”
And it’s hard to make a stand
Yeah and it’s hard to make a stand (whoa!)
Yeah it’s hard to make a standMy friend, O’ Lawdy
Went to take care of her own body
She got shot down in the road
She looked up before she went
Said, “This isn’t really what I meant”
And the Daily News said, “Two with one stone”And I say
“Hey there, Miscreation, bring a flower, time is wastin'”
And it’s hard to make a stand
And it’s hard to make a stand
Oh it’s hard to make a stand
You know it’s hard to make a stand
Yes it isWe got loud guitars and big suspicions
Great big guns and small ambitions
And we still argue over who is God
And I say
“Hey there, Miscreation, bring a flower, time is wastin'”
I say
“Hey there, Miscreation, we all need a celebration”And it’s hard to make a stand (yeah)
And it’s hard to make a stand
Oh it’s hard to make a stand (whoa, oh)
Yeah it’s hard to make a stand
Oh, I think it’s hard to make a stand
Okayโ€ Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Crow Sheryl Suzanne / Bottrell Bill / Wolfe Todd Stewart / Bryan R Scott Everyday Is a Winding Road (Live) lyrics ยฉ Chrysalis One Music Publishing Group Ireland, Ignorant Music, Music Of Stage Three, Reservoir 416, Stage Three Songs, Blue Lizard Music


Published by stuckinmybra

First and foremost, I am a mother, but I am also an education lawyer and policy specialist, an advocate, and an activist. I've been told by my closest friends that I am a fighter. My practice area is disabilities and education, which is where I have been practicing since 1999, before I had my own kids who are now teenagers and are all educationally identified as twice exceptional. I write about what is on my mind, which feels like a messy file system of old and constantly new information. I think about my kids and the people they are and how to help them become who they want to be in this world. I write about issues that affect deaf people because one of my kids is deaf. I write about giftedness, autism, trauma, inclusion, mental health and chronic illness because those are all things that affect my family. I write about my own life and the people in it. I hope what I write touches peoples hearts and opens peopleโ€™s minds because I think people in our world need to have more understanding and compassion. I'm here to tell the straight up truth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: