Empowered, Inside and Out

How to Talk About Politics, Religion, and other Divisive Topics Constructively

To truly create change, you also need to recognize the vulnerability and humanity being shared with you during these conversations. Personally, I will only discuss politics or religion or any other controversial topic with those who can respect me. So if you are one of the people that has had a tough conversation with me, congratulations! This means that I love you, I care about you, you are worth my time to get uncomfortable with, you are worthy of my humanity and vulnerability. These conversations are an act of love.

Being Present in the Storm

My friends, the storm is real. Life has changed. I see your loss, your pain, your sorrow. And I will not take that away from you. Those feelings are valid. And I am here to listen and not judge. During this season of isolation, sudden change, so many unknowns, you may feel like your very … Continue reading Being Present in the Storm


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About Me

Hi, I am Technically Denise. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a BA in Mathematics and became a high school Algebra 1 teacher. Less than a year later, switched career paths and became a petroleum analyst at a consulting firm. In 2012, I took a job working for a bank as a petroleum engineering technician and am currently there today.

I am married to my inspiring husband, Nicholas, and have three young, crazy boys. My life is completely beautiful chaos.

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