Hi there. I made this little page especially for those who do not like my work, or me. I know there are several of you out there who have written angry or passive aggressive emails, blog and Facebook posts about my character, my values, and/or my work. In fact, I’ve received a wide range of charged ideas and passionately negative emotions. While I won’t specifically address any of them here, I can tell you that I’m not planning to tailor my work or change who I am to appease any complaints or personal attacks. I’ve learned that it’s impossible to please everyone, so I’m just going to keep working, researching, and striving to do my best.
I have a suggestion, though. If I’ve really made you angry, and you REALLY want to let me have it, consider contributing to one of these worthy nonprofits below. Donation is really empowering, and when you contribute to an important cause you’re doing something positive with all that negative energy I’ve stirred up. That way, when you feel the urge to attack my character or my work for whatever reason, your feelings can be channeled more productively, and that might clear your mind and make you feel better.
The DNA Doe Project is a non-profit humanitarian initiative created to help identify Jane and John Does and return them to their families.
National Organization for Victim Assistance works to professionalize the victim assistance field, advance victims’ rights, and champion dignity and compassion for all affected by crime or in crisis.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children works to help law enforcement and families find missing children and to prevent child sexual exploitation.
The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
If you still want to send me a mean message after you’ve donated, let me know which nonprofit you chose at the same time and I promise to feel bad in exchange. I’ll even personally reply with a frowny face emoji. Otherwise, if you have any questions about my work, or my values, feel free to ask. I’ve always believed that honesty is the best policy. Thanks for reading.