There are very few circumstances in which I’d expect my phone to blow up with text notifications while I’m sleeping: a family emergency or someone randomly professing their undying love for me. And that’s basically it. What I didn’t expect was the following:… Read More I Woke Up to a Mildly Disturbing Craigslist Ad this Morning
“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” – Tina Fey (1970 -) We’ve been on an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt kick the past few days with the arrival of season 2. I had watched the first season when it came out a year ago and re-watched it with… Read More Quotable Quickie: The Most Important Rule of Beauty
O thou ravishing convulsions, Who lie dormant in the day, And dream of freedom, honeyed revulsions, Yearning for your next lay. O thou bringer of joy and destroyer of woe, It doth not matter how it occur; You care not if with friend or foe, If it’s sweet and intimate or merely a blur. The… Read More An Ode to Orgasms
Fellow Lady-identifiers (and those curious about breasts)! Nipples – what the hell are we supposed to do with them? I hate wearing bras. As someone with a more pudge-inclined figure, bras feel restricting, are itchy, and they chafe in uncomfortable places. And ever since I deleted bras from my clothing routine a few years ago, I’ve… Read More Nipples: Well, Where Am I Supposed to Put Them?
Dear Mr. Fedora-Wearing Hipster, Oh. Hell. No. It was all right when you started to talk to me. I mean, it was late at night, I just wanted to get home, but I thought, “What’s the harm in a little small talk to shorten the bus ride home?” And do you know why I thought… Read More Dear Mr. Fedora-Wearing Hipster: An Open Letter to the Guy Who Thought it Was Okay to “Caress” Me on Public Transportation
“I want everyone not to give up on their dreams and do what they feel in their hearts. Even if it’s impossible, even if they don’t have the right conditions, you never know what will happen, just keep trying. Maybe you’ll get a chance like I did. Or maybe you’ll make your own chance.” –… Read More Quotable Quickie: Syrian Refugee Teen Puts Us All to Shame [Women’s History Month]
I try not to feature a musician or a music group more than once, but Amanda Palmer is what my spirit animal strives to be, so I’d be remiss not to listen to my heart in sharing her work again. Recently, she released a Patreon-funded song inspired by and dedicated to a deceased best friend… Read More Saturday Songbird: Amanda Palmer’s Kickass, Authentic “Machete”
“I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren’t able to.” – Margaret Cho (1968- ) Margaret Cho is a ragingly spectacular comedienne and if you were only familiar… Read More Quotable Quickie: Taking Bullets for Others [Women’s History Month]
If you’re not familiar with the musical stylings of Storm Large, educate yourself. I got to see her live in Portland several years ago. I wasn’t familiar with her, but the energy of the crowd as they sang along to this song was electrifying, especially the “just the boys” part. She’s a classically trained rock star –… Read More Saturday Songbird: It’s OUR Vagina!
“I have this idea of myself when I’m older, having had a career and having done acting and activism and affecting the world in some sort of way, and I’m a bit more of a settled feminist—I’m less angry, less angsty. And I’m able to be sort of Zen and just smoke weed on a… Read More Quotable Quickie: Braless Zen [Women’s History Month]
Recently, an organization called Project Consent put out a series of these videos: Cute, right? Disembodied body parts with minds of their own having the ability to consent to or deny sex – adorable! When I first watched these clips, I thought they were disarmingly cute – how many times am I going to say “cute” in… Read More Project Consent: As Told by Cute, Anthropomorphic Genitals
“This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a white feminism that keeps women of color on the margins. This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a white feminism that alienates, subjugates and oppresses women of color… We have been, are, and will always be ‘exceptional’ and ‘important.’” – Barbara Sostaita This is taken… Read More Quotable Quickie [Women’s History Month Edition]: Down With Oppressive Feminism