Diamonds and pearls: the Met Gala, Kardashians and patriarchy, and everything wrong with this country

I used to be obsessed with fashion. Staring at magazines, learning new trends, it was exhilarating. It also fueled a skinny girls deathly desire to be thin. I watched celebrity award shows and the Met Gala with stars in my eyes. Glittering gowns cascading down red carpets. I dreamed of beauty and pearls and diamonds. Designer… Continue reading Diamonds and pearls: the Met Gala, Kardashians and patriarchy, and everything wrong with this country

I’m back but overwhelmed

I have not posted in weeks. Every Wednesday, I receive a WordPress notification, reminding me it’s time to blog. Every week, I’m determined to post something. But I’m so stressed, so overwhelmed, it’s difficult to unjumble the thoughts in my head. In the last several weeks, so much life has happened, personally and in the… Continue reading I’m back but overwhelmed

Task master A.K.A the bitch

I hold my phone to my ear. It rings and rings before my husband picks up. “Hey, what’s up?” he asks. “Did you ask your driver about driving us Sunday?” “No, not yet, forgot.” I scrunch up my face and hold my breath. “You’ve been with him all day.” “I know, I just forgot.” “Mmmhmm, mmhmm, but… Continue reading Task master A.K.A the bitch


I wake this morning, head fuzzy from sleep. Rolling out of bed, I trudge towards the kitchen. Before getting the kids up and going, I glance at my phone. Notification after notification clenches my stomach until it’s a tight ball. I can’t read any of these articles. I swipe to clear and slam my phone down.… Continue reading Stripped

Woman is a dirty word

My nine-year-old is obsessed with Titanic. Really, all shipwrecks, but it all started with the Titanic. A single documentary I put on for the boys two years ago simply to occupy them, and here we are, inundated with books and documentaries and toys about shipwrecks. My husband and I discussed letting him watch the 1997… Continue reading Woman is a dirty word

#MarchingTogether: Seeking accountability in the blind community

CW/TW: Discussion of sexual misconduct/harassment, gaslighting and details of rape. We cannot escape the obvious fact that sexual misconduct is rampant in the blind community. Since December, story after story has released from survivors detailing their experiences and the widespread cover-ups training centers and blindness organizations have attempted. Public apologies, task forces and organizational partnerships… Continue reading #MarchingTogether: Seeking accountability in the blind community

Happy Father’s Day: Dismantling patriarchal systems in parenting

I frequently encounter attitudes about parenting that are clearly informed by patriarchal ideals. My husband is constantly praised for doing what is actually the bare minimum required in parenting. Feeding, bathing, diaper changing, playtime. Yet, rarely is my parenting commented on. We have created a societal structure of parenting predicated upon antiquated and misogynistic mindsets.… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day: Dismantling patriarchal systems in parenting

Review of Trainwreck by Sady Doyle

Trainwreck: The Women we love to Hate, mock and fear… and Why by Sady Doyle is a 2016 nonfiction book about female identity and the label “trainwreck” attached to many women, especially famous women. If you’re a feminist, consider yourself a feminist, want to learn about contemporary feminism, you need to read this book. Doyle… Continue reading Review of Trainwreck by Sady Doyle