I’m On Board with the “Stay Nasty” Project!

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Michelle Roginsky and Ash Peters are in the early phase of a new project on FB called Stay Nasty or StayNasty.  The term, although makes me cringe a bit is valid.  Our President-elect, Trump used it to describe Secretary Clinton in the 3rd Presidential debate when she was answering a question about taxes, (excerpt at end of this post).

Being “Nasty” is about being assertive!  We know how important assertiveness is for patient safety. Click To Tweet

Roginsky and Peters started a group called Stay Nasty to mobilize and re-orient the conversations people are having. They have been walking around New York City interviewing people about how they are feeling and trying to get people from all sides of the aisle to talk. Roginsky shares here favorite moment so far as, ” …when Joey, a Cuban American trump supporter and Nabeel , a Hillary supporter walked together and discussed their hopes for our country. That’s a video on the page called “Nabeel and Joey””.

Michelle 15036383_10154264557387261_8874004818485660012_nRoginsky educates and entertains as she expertly facilitates passionate, and sometimes provocative interviews on the page and you’ll find some great dialogues.  They launched immediately after the election and emotions are high.  They are currently doing some quieter work to prepare for a longer-term initiative.  I’m excited to follow their work and encourage you to check out the Facebook page and share.

If and when assertiveness means being nasty, count me in! Click To Tweet

Excerpt from the 3rd Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as moderated by Chris Wallace on 10/10/2016: 

CLINTON: Well, Chris, I am on record as saying that we need to put more money into the Social Security Trust Fund. That’s part of my commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy. My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it. But what we want to do is to replenish the Social Security Trust Fund…

TRUMP: Such a nasty woman.

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