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You’ve Got a Friend

The other day, I was sitting by the pool reading Eat, Pray, Love for the second time. The first time I read it was shortly after it came out, I was in middle school, and I hated it. But now, reading it at 19, I can see myself in some of the stories Liz tells, I could see myself in some of the situations she found herself in… hopefully not all of those situations, but I’d be okay with the Italian getaway parts.

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, (author of Eat, Pray, Love)

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Summer 2017 Book List

Happy Wednesday! I got a request last night for this post, so instead of waiting until Monday, I decided to go ahead and get it our for you today. If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you’ll know that if I’m not writing, I probably have my nose in a book. And since it’s summer, I’m by the pool with my nose in a book. Someone asked for a post with recommendations so here it is! These are some of my favorites, all by female authors (because that’s my form of resisting the patriarchy, duh.) Leave any more suggestions or requests in the comments and I will get back to you! (All descriptions are from google books if you want to read more!)  Continue reading “Summer 2017 Book List”

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What You Didn’t See

DISCLAIMER: Mom, if you’re reading this, and I’m sure you are, you may want to grab some tissues. You told me last time to warn you before you read a post that will make you cry, and this one probably will.


People ask me all the time about my dad. People ask me all the time what it’s like to grow up with a single mom. I don’t blame them for being curious, how could I? It’s human nature… we all want to know everything. What I don’t appreciate is the pity. I don’t need it and I don’t want it, so don’t give it to me. I’ve learned that that’s not an easy request to fill… I can see it in your eyes when the topic comes up. But it’s ok. I get that it’s hard to not look at me differently once you know.

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Sex Object

Sex object.

Sex.

Object.

I bought this book right before spring break and was going to read it on the plane. I left it at home. I had a feeling it wouldn’t exactly be the most uplifting book out there, so I opted to not use it as my vacation pre-game. That was a good choice.

I opened this book to the first page and read the entire thing within two hours. And that was today. Usually, when I post a review about something I’ve read or watched,  I sit on it overnight, if not longer. This isn’t something I need to sit and think about. Not anymore.  Continue reading “Sex Object”

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It takes a village

By now, I’m sure most of you know what the Menstruation Proclamation movement (or MPM) is that I started a couple of weeks ago. If you don’t, there are two previous posts on the blog explaining what it is and what I’m doing, go read those and then come back to this.

When I say I didn’t expect this reaction, I mean I never, in a million years, thought this would get the attention it has gotten… and it’s only been two weeks. I think that’s the thing that amazes me the most.

I started with just three mason jars that I bought from the dollar store and a box of tampons and package of pads that were in the trunk of my car. That’s it. I took some scrapbook paper, a coloring book and glue and made signs. It was a Monday night that I placed the first kits in bathrooms on campus, and in the past week, I have added 10 more. Continue reading “It takes a village”

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The Menstruation Proclamation: A Movement

This is not a moment. It’s the movement.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Let me tell you a story:

one day, I was early for my news writing class. I had just come out of the restroom when a girl stopped me and said, very quietly and sounding embarrassed, “do you have a tampon?” I do what (I hope) we all do, reached into my backpack, pulled one out and handed it to her. I though that would be the extent of that exchange. Continue reading “The Menstruation Proclamation: A Movement”