I spend a big chunk of my life on Twitter and let me just say, this is not my grandma’s GOP and this hateful, angry speech towards other women is not going to help a gosh darned thing. The resisterhood doesn’t work without sisterhood. About one million years ago – give or take 20 years – I was assigned Susan Faludi’s “Backlash” as a textbook in a women’s studies class at the University of Utah. As a relatively privileged white girl in Utah, it was an eye opening reader to be
The patriarchy manifests itself as a shitty list of shoulds…as uncertainty with our partners when we speak our truth. It tells us to be quiet…to stop taking up space. The patriarchy says demure…be quiet…HUSHHHHHHHHH.
Don’t yell…smile. Don’t question what is happening…nothing is wrong. I am guessing that like me, you have been getting a whole lotta emails about resolutions, looking back at 2017, and goal setting for 2018. For the last three weeks I have been thinking about si
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.” -Audre Lorde, Poetry is Not a Luxury For the last 6 weeks I have been pursuing my magic. I have been gathering, gleaning, editing, absorbing, writing, composing, and reclaiming so that the graceful revo
This week @JW4Hillary posted on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was, “guilty of writing while female”. The Internets have BLOWN UP because a WOMAN has written a book about her experience running for President. The BROS have their knickers in a twist and I am mad as hell about it. All this bitching about Hillary Clinton telling her story means it is time to get down to brass tacks. Enough is enough. It is time to infiltrate.
It is time to write.
It is time to run.
It is time t
Like many of you who use social media, my friend Briana and I connected on Facebook during the 2016 election season when a mutual friend formed a “secret” Facebook group as a safe space for us to talk about our experiences. Although we have never met in person, Briana and I formed a deep bond based on our mutual love of advocacy, politics, and women’s empowerment. Photo by society6.com on Pinterest Marginalized No More is not just another training program. This is our way of
I feel myself slithering up from the depths of only grief looking slightly like Golum from the inside out. A demonic sinister look in my eye promising to eviscerate your soul. Tank Girl I am angry.
Ball busting violently angry.
I want to claw, gnash, tear out, slash and burn.
I want to beat and main and thrash and break and cut and filet your soul from the inside out.
I want to rip your heart from the middle of your body, hang you upside down and watch you drown on your o
The truth is that I am love.
I am worthy.
I am big and huge and expansive and able to give and receive great huge amounts of love.
I am bright light.
I am the essence of kindness and beauty.
I am more powerful when I am in love. I am a visionary/social justice/badass leader whose core message is to empower women and girls so that they can channel their power to change the world.
I am a fierce public speaker who can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit o