Something To Say

June 12, 2020

I may get this wrong, but I’m going to try my best to talk about racism.

This meme. This is why I’m here. It’s not at all going to be eloquent, it’s going to be effort. 

I was -- still am! -- afraid to write about race at this moment because there’s really no way I could...

May 28, 2020

Finding some certainty among the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic

There’s a lot we don’t know about what’s happening right now and there are plenty of things we don’t know about what’s to come. 

While we know it’s bad, we don’t know, truly, how many cases of Covid...

May 15, 2020

We learn about our five senses pretty early in school, right? Probably kindergarten?

In a time of great stress, like the current coronavirus pandemic, it feels like each of those senses--touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing--are getting quite a run for their money. Ev...

April 30, 2020

I am deeply appreciative that we live, for the most part, during a time when people are encouraged to “feel their feelings.”

I mean, can you imagine going through this global pandemic with a “stiff upper lip” or pretending that anyone has any experience with the current...

April 10, 2020

I took up running at the end of 2008 as I closed in on my first full year as a parent. Something about the rhythm of that movement helped lift the fogginess of being a new mother. 

Running has provided me a physical outlet for the ups and downs of life. Bringing experie...

March 24, 2020

Welp, we certainly weren’t ready for any of this. We don’t have enough hospital beds. We don’t have enough ventilators. We don’t have enough protective equipment for our brave medical professionals on the front lines of this global pandemic. 

Our healthcare system wasn’...

March 14, 2020

It’s a cacophony of coronavirus right now, but March is still Women’s History Month and when it comes to “women’s history” let’s be honest: We’re still writing it. While yes, we’ve made progress, it’s very clear that there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

I’ve got a f...

February 24, 2020

Because you can never have enough angry dudes, right? 

After the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, the caucuses in Nevada and the “caucuses” in Iowa, it’s beginning to look like angry white men will feature prominently in the 2020 presidential election: Senator Berni...

February 13, 2020

In the late 1980s, my family moved to a newly built home in a subdivision in suburban Cleveland. The thing I remember most about that process? Picking the paint and carpeting for my own room. There were so many options; a range of shades and textures laid out in sample...

January 30, 2020

In my best “good old days” voice: When I was growing up, you were either a music kid or a sports kid. My family? We were sports kids. Me, my brother and my sister all played a few sports, starting in elementary school and going through high school. 

I didn’t really know...

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Amy Bailey was a member of the Michigan Capitol Press Corps from 2000-2006. She lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband, son and an easily excitable Australian Shepherd named Max. Amy's guest column, Something to Say, publishes periodically. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.