In Sickness And In Health

Location: The United States Of America Year: 2017 Central conflict: "Is access to affordable health care a right or a privilege?" Honestly, y'all. Honestly. You know those memes about white girls who can't even? That's me these days. I am a white girl -- nay! A white woman. And I can't even. See, I was raised … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health

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Building A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017: The day my bucket list became a little shorter. You see, last week I was #blessed. I was able to see my artistic idol, live in concert. This is a person who I consider to be not only one of the most talented musicians in history, but also one of the … Continue reading Building A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen

I spent this past Saturday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center with Kayla and our dog Benson, hiking steep, winding trails, all three of us pretending that we weren't short of breath after the first ten minutes. It was beautiful out, the sun shining warmly, which seemed only fitting as it was Earth Day. My … Continue reading Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen

The Curious Case Of The Wage Gap & The Freedom Of Financial Security

I often tell people that I was born a feminist. There was no alternative route for me; my internal sense of power and self-worth has never allowed me to believe that success and gender are linked. I vividly remember learning the term "wage gap" in the fifth grade and feeling certain that I just wasn't … Continue reading The Curious Case Of The Wage Gap & The Freedom Of Financial Security

But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?

Last Friday, ratings powerhouse DJT asked a room full of women, as well as those of us at home (because the cameras were all over, trust him), if they had heard of Susan B. Anthony.  It was meant as a joke, no doubt. But it wasn't funny. Probably because I don't think anyone believes that … Continue reading But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?

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

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