Lawyers Aren’t Creative 🤷🏾‍♀️

By Michelle Thompson | April 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Perhaps you agree, perhaps you are sure that is bullshit. When we think of creativity, we think of performers.  We think of Broadway. We think of movies. We think of ballet. The big public artistic things are what come to mind when we think about creativity. However, as a lawyer you are highly creative. Why … Read more

The Climate Emergency is . . . NOW

By Michelle Thompson | July 10, 2023 | 0 Comments
Black woman wearing a shirt reading Black Girl Magic

I posted a video on TikTok talking about the challenges I have been having with this situation in the present. Last week, after spending time with my sister, I returned to an apartment that had no air conditioning. OK, fine, this is generally something I can deal with. However, when it’s 90+ degrees outside, this … Read more

Let’s Talk About Affirmative Action

By Michelle Thompson | June 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Yes, today is the day where the Supreme Court struck down the ability to use race as a factor for college admissions in “Students for Fair Admissions” vs. President and Fellows of Harvard College. There so IS MUCH I could say about this. Let’s start here. The right wing of our country is masterful with … Read more

The Only Way Out is Through

By Michelle Thompson | February 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Someone who did an emotional freedom technique session with me started the session believing that in order to get what she wanted, she would have to wade through painful emotions. After our session, that didn’t feel like that was the case. I want to unpack what she said a bit . . . much of … Read more

Say His Name – Tyre Nichols

By Michelle Thompson | January 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

And now there’s another one. Personally, I’m not surprised. You have been warned . . . The historian has entered the building . . . In the U.S., the whole foundation of the formation of a police force was to keep the enslaved on plantations and working. What could possibly go wrong after emancipation? We’ve … Read more

How NOT to Run a Company

By Michelle Thompson | November 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many of you may know me through Twitter. It’s been an amazing platform to connect with people of like interests. I personally have secluded myself from the complete crazies because I’m spending my time with #lawtwitter and #academictwitter. 💥        This is where I’ve been able to cheer people on as they studied for the Bar … Read more

The 2022 U.S. Election Cycle is Over

By Michelle Thompson | November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

We get so excited about the people who won office. We’re delighted that the worst-case scenarios did not come to fruition (yet). And then we see a spate of hate crimes. The most dramatic of these was the killing of GLBTQ patrons at Club Q in Colorado. The threats to GLBTQ identified people are incessant, … Read more

Voting Rights . . .

By Michelle Thompson | October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

This post is based on an older interview. We first interviewed Jenni Katzman in 2018. The issues may seem quaint – but actually, they are fresh again. From reproductive rights to voting machines, it is time to make voting rights front and center of our attention as we vote IN TWO WEEKS, Tuesday, November 8. … Read more

Self-Care and Practicing Law – Part A

By Michelle Thompson | October 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

This starts a robust set of posts on self-care and practicing law. Resistant Vision places this as one of the most important values because you can’t pour from an empty cup. Self-care is the means to enjoying your work, and, most importantly, building a life outside of work. And of course, it’s important just because … Read more

It’s Election Season

By Michelle Thompson | August 30, 2022 | 1 Comment

Here in the United States, when we start the month of September, we are going to hear all sorts of bloviating about the upcoming congressional elections. You’re going to hear that it’s the midterm elections and that the party in power is more likely to lose seats in Congress. You’re going to hear how Biden’s … Read more