As active members of ACPA, we recognize and want to acknowledge that we too were effected by the recent mistake of our organization in relation to how they promoted Laverne Cox coming to speak at the upcoming conference in Tampa. We’ve been in conversations as blog coordinators about how to use our blog to engage in meaningful dialogue and reflection, and want to make sure that we provide space for the ACPA and general student affairs community. There are many things we recognize about the recent occurrence; how it impacted people very personally based on identities and also recognizing the way the organization has responded to it by owning their mistake and allowing for necessary conversations to happen. Therefore, we want to open this blog up to anyone who would like to engage in processing with others through writing. We will post reflections as we receive them, and invite folks to be their authentic self. Please find our contact HERE. We will ensure anonymity if requested.