I barricaded the bedroom door with a chair and a rattan chest full of sweaters. He continued slamming and yelling in the kitchen. I hunched over hyperventilating, shaking and waiting for his next move. Maybe he would come in. Maybe making the door hard to open made me less safe, not more. Surviving abuse is not […]
Donald Trump is a monster. He does not deserve a chance. YOU deserve a chance. YOU deserve to live without fear. Love yourself, and stand up for others. This is not a drill.
For a week, I’ve been convinced my scale is broken. I think I weigh five to 10 pounds more than I do. I’ve weighed myself first thing in the morning maybe three times. Each time, I think the scale has stopped working. I have not lost weight; I’ve been consistent around my current weight, shape, […]
It’s time for an indefinite moratorium on Hillary’s supporters saying she is “not perfect.” It’s quite obvious nobody is perfect. And yet there seems to be a bizarre — dare we say gendered — compulsion for many of her supporters to disavow her when they’re otherwise affirming her. Why do we expect perfection of women? Why […]
Your Activism Guide
Y’all, I am so inspired by Monday’s win for abortion rights at SCOTUS. While I welcome any opportunity to wake up, hop on the Metro, and dance party on the Supreme Court sidewalk with a few hundred of my feminist besties for hours, it is so much better when chased by Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. I’ve been reflecting on […]
I get away with things because I write. An ability to write well is power — to lead social change, to challenge assumptions and disrupt the status quo, and to validate your own feelings when other people won’t. Writing is important to the feminist project for several additional reasons. Historically, writing has provided an outlet for women and […]
I often get asked: I want your job; how do I do that? Here is a compilation of advice and reflection I’ve given over the years. “Being a feminist” is not a job. Being a feminist ___ is. Pick a function or at least a set of skills that sound interesting. Maybe you like writing? Or fundraising? Or […]