Anti-Semites and Craftivism
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On this week's episode, Debbie Jo and Kelly talk with special guest and fellow true crime nerd, Alexandra Weingartner, about speaking up when it is most important and even if it makes some folks uncomfortable.

Alex reads and discuses her poem, which appeared in a My Favorite Murder fan subgroup, and is how Debbie Jo and Kelly first became aware of her and her poetry.

The poem is as follows (and was posted without title):

We won't conceal a Nazi in the shadows of our group, There's levels where the rest of us would never dare to stoop. If Anti-Semites find a place to shelter in your gaze, You cannot then be welcome here to darken up our days. Six million people died, their only crime was being born, So many souls left tortured, and left millions more to mourn. So, Holly, if a Nazi is who might appeal to you, May I suggest you pack up and go back to '42?

The ladies also discuss the #WhyIDidntReport Twitter movement and how one may sometimes struggle with being an entrepreneur and an activist, or a Spoonie and an activist. When do we speak up? When do we not? If we're not speaking up, why aren't we?

If you see something, say something.

For more of Alex's poems check out the Facebook group, Write Us a Poem, Weingartner. You may also find her Facebook page, Weingartner Rhymes, here. Finally, to see Alex's poems and paintings and other crafty things, visit her Instagram, @weingartnercreates.

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