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

Treating Women and the Environment Well

By Michelle Thompson | August 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mountain river scene

New York State’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made national headlines again . . . and not for good reasons. You are likely aware that Letitia James, the state’s Attorney General (a Black woman), investigated sexual harassment complaints against him and found that they were credible. And today he resigned. 👏🏾 I was never a fan … Read more

Will SARS COVID-19 Ever End?

By Michelle Thompson | July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Aaaaaah, in the United States, we’re reopening? Right? Everything is going right back to usual. Go grocery shopping without a mask. Book a cruise for your vacation. Eat in restaurants. Go see a movie in a theater. We. Are. Baaaaaack!! One of the delusions in the U.S. is this insistence on rugged individualism. Each person … Read more

Climate Gentrification

By Michelle Thompson | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Yes, this term was new to me as well, until I read this Washington Post article. I suspect you’re well aware about the Surfside condominium collapse in Miami, right? It turns out that BIPOC communities in Miami are on higher ground, away from the shores, where this condominium complex was located. Traditionally, with real estate, properties that … Read more

The Pressure is On

By Michelle Thompson | July 8, 2021 | 0 Comments
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This summer, there have been amazing developments with the oil and gas industry that have everything to do with climate change. I couldn’t make this up if I tried. First of all, in the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell sustained a court ruling that required that they reduce their carbon emissions by 45% by 2035 (that actually may be too … Read more

Academic Writing Anxieties

By Michelle Thompson | June 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
Flyer for event reading Are You an Anxious Academic Writer?

I think you know that Michelle Dionne Thompson Coaching and Consulting is about making sure that women in academia can build sustainable, long-term careers. Writing support is the cornerstone of making this happen. And yet, as this survey reflects, it is also the one part of academic jobs/degrees that causes no end of upset and stress. The … Read more