We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right

This morning as I woke up to the news I had expected, Roe essentially overturned, but distressed nonetheless. The first thing I thought of was not my daughters. Because my daughters will be fine. Even if they ended up pregnant one day and didn’t want to be, we have access. We could pay for anContinue reading “We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right”

The Time is Now, The Day is Here

Yes, that’s a Les Mis quote in my title. If any day was created for some dramatics it’s today. It’s sort of surreal that today is here. I remember 4 years ago, living in Tampa, beside myself with confusion and grief compounded by a move to “red” Texas 4 months later where I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Time is Now, The Day is Here”

Anger & Revolution

This morning I woke up thinking about the Rebecca Traister’s book “Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” which I read about a year after 45’s Inauguration. I’m thinking specifically about the part where Traister writes about suburban white women typically voting along with their husbands; feeling secure in their patriarchy adjacent privilegeContinue reading “Anger & Revolution”

I’m Not Going to Post About Amy Coney Barrett

I’m not going to blog about the inevitable Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.Because I know you know it’s utter bullshit. I don’t have to tell you that her “originalist” philosophy is nonsense and disproven by the very fact she is vying for this position. I don’t have to tell you that the fact theContinue reading “I’m Not Going to Post About Amy Coney Barrett”

I Saw the Sign

Today we took a drive to pick up my handmade RBG headband from a new local friend. While I ran to the door, my eldest, V, noticed the sign in her yard and the second I opened the car door screamed, “MOM LOOK AT HER SIGN! BLACK LIVES MATTER.” After I told her that IContinue reading “I Saw the Sign”

Saturday Musings

“Hope is annoying because it makes demands of you.” -Jon Lovett I’ve got my dissent earrings in, my RBG mug in hand and I’m suiting up and going for a walk to honor a bad ass lady who also took time for self-care. I think this quote about hope kept me from falling down theContinue reading “Saturday Musings”

This Wasn’t What I Had Planned // I Dissent

This wasn’t what I had planned. I had a pithy post about pants scheduled (that is far more unplanned alliteration than I am comfortable with quite frankly). I scrapped it. I was going to let my silence speak for itself, but as a 12-hour old blog, I doubt it would have been noticed. This wasn’tContinue reading “This Wasn’t What I Had Planned // I Dissent”