The Pigmentation of Isolation

Girl friendships should be so sacred. It is so hard to admit you're happy to be a girl, that you like pink, that you like Chipotle, that you might be a little basic. We've been conditioned to abandon what makes us pointedly women, if we dare demand attention for more than our looks. Drop your … Continue reading The Pigmentation of Isolation

Love Isn’t a Body Part

Today at breakfast, my son Felix sat in his booster seat at the dining room table, mixing banana yogurt into a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. “I love my hands,” he marveled, holding up his spoon, and admiring his chubby fist. He turned to his big brother. “What’s your favorite body part, Milo?” Milo, age eight, … Continue reading Love Isn’t a Body Part

We Don’t Buy Bread: A Crusade for Happy Eating & Gentler Consumption

As I sit to write this, my kitchen is full of the smell of mushrooms, garlic, onions, and yeast. God, I love the smell of yeast. Good thing, too, given how often I go through it. This morning's loaf is a stuffed mushroom and herb bread in anticipation of the bruschetta I'm planning for dinner tonight. We'll … Continue reading We Don’t Buy Bread: A Crusade for Happy Eating & Gentler Consumption

Forgiving Each Man Who Has Tried To Explain The World To Me

A Kind of Poem, in a way. I am writing this without thinking. Forgive me. Today has been a hard day.  _____ I refuse to give up. The first man to try to ruin my curiosity and my determination for a gifted love and remarkable friendship in romance was the leader in a string of … Continue reading Forgiving Each Man Who Has Tried To Explain The World To Me

The Woman Soldier’s Daughter

Growing up, I was under no impression at all that my upbringing was even the slightest bit unique. I went to school, I looked after my brothers, I disliked lima beans. Nothing unusual to my way of thinking. Breakfast was typically cereal, and mom was normally either out the door as we were or already … Continue reading The Woman Soldier’s Daughter

A Call to Action – End Misogyny and Gatekeeping in The LGBTQIA+ Community

This year, I mustered up the bravery to attend my first Pride event as an openly bisexual woman. Bravery because 1.) Bisexuals and Pansexuals are often treated by the queer community like teenagers "going through a phase" and 2.) I'm a woman. For those of you who aren't a part of this community and may … Continue reading A Call to Action – End Misogyny and Gatekeeping in The LGBTQIA+ Community

I Read Too Much Smut & It Taught Me to Love My Body

I am constantly reading. I love short books, long books, new books, and old books. I love realist and surrealist books. I love historical books, contemporary books, and time-hopping books. I have often bonded with fellow bookworms over the fortitude to not only bring a book in my bag wherever I go, but to have … Continue reading I Read Too Much Smut & It Taught Me to Love My Body

Meet the New Pornographers Who Want to Make Adult Entertainment Better for Everyone

Inside the world of “beautifully shot, ethically made, and sexy smut.” Originally written by S. Nicole Lane for The Chicago Reader The answer to bad porn isn't no porn," the feminist sexologist, editor, and porn actress Annie Sprinkle once said. "It's to try and make porn better." Pornography is now a $97 billion global industry—the Pornhub … Continue reading Meet the New Pornographers Who Want to Make Adult Entertainment Better for Everyone