Supermarket Sexism: A Conversation Between Strangers

Last week, as I was driving home from work, I remembered that I needed to buy dishwasher detergent. I went about the usual business of convincing myself that I didn't really need it, that it could wait another 24 hours, but four other things I was out of suddenly sprang to mind, interrupting my internal debate. So … Continue reading Supermarket Sexism: A Conversation Between Strangers

Fair-weather Feminism And How To Fight It

Fair-weather feminism? You're probably thinking "What the hell, lady? How exactly is the female climate fair right now?" Okay, keep reading and just give me a chance. What has marked every moment of 2017 since the 20th day of the year? Adversity. And what does adversity foster? Resistance. I contend that there hasn't been such … Continue reading Fair-weather Feminism And How To Fight It

Happiness Is Not A Numbers Game

Happiness is not defined by your Instagram followers. Happiness is not calculated by the amount of likes your Facebook status racks up. Happiness is not the number on the scale or the inches around your waist. Happiness is not made up of the zeros at the end of your paycheck. Happiness is not how many … Continue reading Happiness Is Not A Numbers Game

Living Authentically In A #LiveAuthentic World

Knowing yourself is hard. And by "knowing yourself," I mean more than just casually being aware of your likes and dislikes; it's not a passing acknowledgement of what makes you tick. Really knowing yourself is dirty work. It's raw and gritty and sometimes uncomfortable. We have to pointedly experience the things that bring us joy, as … Continue reading Living Authentically In A #LiveAuthentic World

Harnessing The Power Of Girl Hate

(photo via Mean Girls, an absolutely classic film) Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by girl-on-girl hate. Now keep your hands up if you've ever been the source of girl-on-girl hate. I can't speak for you, but I'm willing to bet that most of us had our hands in the air for … Continue reading Harnessing The Power Of Girl Hate

Donald Trump Was Inaugurated On My Birthday

photo: Katie Orlinksy 2017 has been a weird year so far. And it's only February. So. Let's just try to hang in there for the next 10 months and see what happens. See, I turned 26 in January. And not just any day in January, but a January day that will live in infamy... at … Continue reading Donald Trump Was Inaugurated On My Birthday