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Love letters, podcasts, photos, and videos for your lovely eyes and ears.
Tyler Batson and Josh Mojica show portrait of Syrian Refugee for This Struggle Is Real on ACT OF ISMS podcast
Creating Community in Syrian Refugee Camps [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

It's our last episode of the season! Thank you all so much for your support over the past few months. We've... Read More
Alicia Crosby of Center for Inclusivity interviewed on ACT OF ISMS podcast
Queer Compassion for Queer Oppressors [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

Tyler is back in Chicago for part 2 of our inside look into the queer revolution happening in the Christian church.... Read More
Theologian and lGBTQ Christian activist Michael Vasquez interview on ACT OF ISMS podcast
The Queer Revolution in the Christian Church [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

Tyler is back out in the field, but this time we’re traveling from L.A. to Chicago to explore the queer revolution... Read More
BONUS EPISODE: Can Politics Go ‘Post Shame’? [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

Adam MacLean, founder of Post Shame and postshame.org, stops by to talk about internet privacy, shame, revenge porn, and what our... Read More
Campaigning For Senate During A Teacher’s Strike [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

Tyler gets a personal invite to join California Senate Candidate Pat Harris on the campaign trail, but the conversation quickly turns... Read More
How I Found Love After #MeToo… [LISTEN]
July 3, 2018

In this episode, I turn the mic on myself to tell a story I've never told before. It's the un-edited story... Read More
#MeToo. Love, Maria [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

Following the radical impact of the #MeToo movement, I sat down with Maria to discuss the subject of our next episode... Read More
BONUS EPISODE: “We’re Here to Love One Another” [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

When we sat down in the studio with James, of Coffee With a Black Guy, we thought the interview was over.... Read More
ACTIVISM: Go With What You Know [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

In our first episode, we explore a new definition of activism with two change-leaders breaking the mold of traditional activism and... Read More
Maria Takes the Proust Questionnaire [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

Maria and I are so honored to be bringing this podcast to your ears. Though it actually only took us a... Read More
Answering the Proust Questionnaire [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

As we gear up for the launch of full episodes of ACT OF ISMS, we thought we’d give you guys a... Read More
ACT OF ISMS 5 star pdcast hosted by Tyler Batson and Maria Prichard
Introducing the ACT OF ISMS Podcast [LISTEN]
July 2, 2018

My friend Maria Prichard and I are ready to find out what resilience looks like when we stop resisting. And from... Read More
Why Doesn’t The Media Care About The US Virgin Islands?
September 14, 2017

Despite the overwhelming reports of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, there’s a U.S. territory…

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How To Make Pride Part Of Your Resistance
June 21, 2017

1. Learn The LGBT Community’s Legacy The more you know about the legacy of our community, the prouder you’ll be…

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10 Ways LGBT People Saved Obamacare and Beat Trump
May 15, 2017

After I submitted my commentary piece for The Advocate and another article not long after, I pitched this summary of my…

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Why I Love Being Gay In Trump’s America
March 30, 2017

Saddened by “the epidemic of gay loneliness”? Take heart in all the lessons left by LGBTQ people. Recently articles have emerged…

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5 Lessons LGBT Folks Can Learn From The Peace Movement
March 30, 2017

Based off of my previous post “Now What? The LGBT Role in a President Trump Era,” I pitched the article to…

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Now What? The LGBT Role in a President Trump Era
November 18, 2016

Our country is suffering a crisis of distrust. How we move forward will require us to ask ourselves what our motivations…

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Open Letter on Orlando Mass Shooting
June 13, 2016

COLORS BLEEDING What happens when colors bleed? They soften and mix and become something new. They take from each other what…

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The Paris Attacks, the Media, and the Attack on the Muslim Identity
November 14, 2015

Here’s the problem. We care about the comfortable. We value success and industrialization and progress and modernization and seeing that get…

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“A Chance for Peace” Editor Affected by ‘Catastrophic’ Floods in Egypt
October 25, 2015

This morning I woke up late, but 9 hours ahead in Alexandria Egypt, A Chance for Peace editor Yassin Koptan had…

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Paraiso Adventures Q & A on “A Chance for Peace”
October 22, 2015

Paraiso Adventures specializes in individual and group travel dedicated to mind/body practices, adventures, and cultural immersion. With destinations from Greece to…

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Transformative Moments
October 22, 2015

Hello everyone! Welcome. In the process of building this website I’ve come across a lot of me. As a storyteller since…

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Travel, Love, and Freedom
October 13, 2015

Originally posted on Jet Set Zero in 2010 when I was a cast member of the web series in Thailand. Love….

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Dad
October 13, 2015

I just got this overwhelming feeling of my Dad being really proud of me. I can feel it in my bones….

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Be In Love Always
October 13, 2015

Love is a journey such that life is a journey. Change is constant in both, yet it seems we get caught…

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