I have felt really hollow this week.
Listening to the discourse on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh has affected me in ways I didn’t really anticipate. I feel at my wits end. And not even a year into this administration, I am starting to feel hopeless. Truly, tiringly hopeless. And I’m exhausted.
Continue reading “The Kavanaugh Hearing”
I went to a Taylor Swift concert on my birthday, and it was the best, most fun time. I was so happy to be there. But the first thing I did when I got to my seats was map out an exit in case something went wrong.
I didn’t tell my sister that. I never vocalized it. I didn’t want to be morbid and I didn’t want to make light of the situations where venues had been attacked.
But that was in my mind.
Continue reading “This is America”
I spent the better part of these first month’s of the year reading a book called Stamped from the Beginning. It’s the self-proclaimed definitive history of racist ideas in America and it has been …. engrossing. Shocking. Frustrating. Eye-opening. Sobering.
Frankly, it should be required reading.
Continue reading “Whitesplaining Stamped from the Beginning”
I’ve felt really beaten down recently. Like, I knew 2017 was going to be bad but I don’t think anyone could mentally, emotionally, even physically prepare for the hellscape we’ve found ourselves in.
Continue reading “Everything Hurts and I’m Dying”
Okay so mostly there has been a lot of rage over the last seven days. A lot of fear and frustration and freak outs. And I know I said I wouldn’t talk about it, couldn’t talk about it. But I was watching Samantha Bee today and I was listening to this song from the Women’s March and I lost it.
Like, I’m not even being dramatic. I literally cried. It’s just that sort of day.
Continue reading “I Can’t Keep Quiet”
It’s been awhile, but not a long while so this blog is still doing pretty well for itself if I do say so and I do say so because, you know, it’s not even been that long.
But it’s 2017 and I still haven’t blogged anything. Not about my engagement or the fact that I’m getting married in SIXTY days. Or how I started my new job and, you know, employment aint that bad.
Continue reading “Life, Disseminated”
I have been in denial for about a year now that someone who looks like an oompa loompa found Alice in Wonderland’s magical “eat me” cookie and went to town on it could actually be president. Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Like lol the reality tv star? Doesn’t he know how democracy works?
Well, jokes on me. Because fast forward to today where Trump actually jumps in polls and I’m just the personification of the shocked-face emoji. Because how? HOW, AMERICA?
Continue reading “You’re Fired”