Today marks the start of a new recurring series that a friend — Danyelle Little, aka The Cubicle Chick — and I have been discussing for months. So glad we are getting it off the ground! The series will share some of the things the two of us are thinking about — or maybe something one of us is thinking about that the other reacts to. We don’t have a lot of rules to the series — just two chicks with their own perspectives sharing those on their blogs & YouTube channels. (Check out Danyelle’s post “The OJ Simpson Murder Case 21 Years Later.”)
Since you are reading here, you may already know I’m a city girl who was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee who works in agriculture now. I have moved several times in adulthood (and traveled a lot more!) and landed in St. Louis most recently. All of that shapes how I view the world. You can catch more about my background on the blog’s about page.
Some of you may not have had the pleasure of meeting my dear friend Danyelle but some of you may remember she was among the first people I met in St. Louis who weren’t connected to work. I attended the social media conference she organized called Show Me The Blog and a year later spoke at the conference. Now that my job is blogger outreach, she’s been to a couple of events I planned for work too. She is a city girl who was born in St. Louis and spent most of her life here, but she’s had a few short breaks living in other parts of the U.S.
Like me, Danyelle has plenty of opinions! That’s what this series will showcase — our thoughts and opinions. Her post on this And while that seems like a lot of background, but it seems like it will help you understand the series.
Our Thoughts on OJ Simpson
Before I go any further, let’s watch the video.
Of course some of you may not watch I guess and Google likes websites to put a bit more on here so they know what people will find on this page
Why talk OJ Simpson?
I am sure some of you are thinking about that question and I’ll admit I had to ask Danyelle what she was thinking when she mentioned him as a possible topic.
Danyelle and I had two very different experiences when it came to the murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman and the subsequent trial of OJ Simpson. She remembers almost every minute of it, in large part because she was home with her newborn son. I remember a few choice CNN moments — the car chase, moments of drama in the case, etc.
I had no idea the anniversary of the OJ trial was about to hit and Danyelle knew it like the back of her hand.
Why the OJ Case is Important Today
Talking through it though, I was surprised by so many timely pieces. Not only is it the anniversary of the death of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman, but OJ continues to have problems with the law. And I had no idea that there would be a TV series based on it! Check out the cast of FX’s American Crime Story.
Besides that, I think the discussion around privilege and the treatment some folks get because of it is always timely.
Your Thoughts? What’s next?
In a couple of weeks, Danyelle & I will be back giving our thoughts on something. We’d love to hear your thoughts too! We have a few things in mind but could also take suggestions. Whatever it is, you can count on us giving you a few thoughts, hopefully a few laughs and you will likely see me look at her adoringly… she tells me that’s our thing LOL!