I Write Complaints.

I also used to investigate them.

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 there’s that. Now I know how the children and their parents must have felt under my investigation. Sometimes they confided in me how they felt and now I feel what they must have felt. Scared. Angry. Disappointed. Relieved. Documented.

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 maniacal obstacle that the system puts in my path toward restorative justice. But I don’t feel that way right now. I have an official stamp of approval to move forward. No matter how strange or senseless this system is, it felt good to be heard. And validated.

This deserves a Sheryl Crow song 🎢

β€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
Okay” Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Crow Sheryl Suzanne / Bottrell Bill / Wolfe Todd Stewart / Bryan R Scott Everyday Is a Winding Road (Live) lyrics Β© Chrysalis One Music Publishing Group Ireland, Ignorant Music, Music Of Stage Three, Reservoir 416, Stage Three Songs, Blue Lizard Music

In solidarity.

For kids.

Fuctuating I’m PEACE/1m3s alwaysβœŒπŸΌβš•οΈ

Lisa a. Weiss Rudofsky

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 people’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.

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