I sometimes feel like being an artist is quite frightening (when I’m not worried it’s totally indulgent) for so many reasons, especially as it’s something that I didn’t ever decide, but was rather heaved upon my shoulders by the world, held together with wax, and without my prior consultation wholly commanded my life and thrust me, in spite of any… Read more →
Our sisterhoods need to evolve. They’re so often a slurry of cultural appropriation, spiritual bypassing, neoliberalism, multilevel marketing, and random woo punctuated by various signals of authority, virtue and performative vulnerability from their leaders. We can do better.
Last week a bunch of women (several I’ve only “met” on Instagram) gathered at my home to make some art that could be printed and posted in response to the racist, xenophobic and hateful rhetoric becoming increasingly common in the wake of the election. I called for submissions and we incorporated some of those suggestions into our works. Feel free to… Read more →
Yesterday, I went to Planned Parenthood. I had to pass by an armed guard at the entrance because hegemonic masculinity has militarized my vagina. Men are losing the plot. *Ahem*– white, cis “MEN”. ? It should be noted. They don’t make air quotes big enough for the kind of “men” perpetrating these crimes. And it does… Read more →
How to Be White on Social Media In Five Easy Steps 1. STAY STRONG. There’s a tremendous amount of trauma fatigue among folks of color and we need to rally hard. This is an all-hands-on-deck time. 2. SAY SOMETHING. Even if it’s just “I AM SO UPSET AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.” The main thing is, don’t be… Read more →
Being outraged all the time is exhausting. It can make you numb with grief. Driving down the New Jersey Turnpike, past the factories heaving waste into the sky, and you wonder HOW CAN THIS GO ON ONE MORE SECOND. Three friends text you, “Girl, when can we hang out?” OH GOD. Another email comes asking for a discount… Read more →
New-age and personal power transformational coach/entrepreneur/bloggers/people with a following PUT DOWN YOUR CRYSTALS, AND LISTEN UP. Take like five minutes between your next colonic and your core power yoga, sit your green smoothie-drinking, Lululemon-wearing ass down at your Twitter feed and ask yourself, WHY HAVEN’T I POSTED ANYTHING ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS FIRE BURNING THROUGH AMERICA? At first I was… Read more →