Ask Me About My Abortion. Then Ask the People Closest to You.

* I'm a proud and avid supporter of Planned Parenthood for the many necessary and safe services they provide. I volunteered a bit for Planned Parenthood while in high school, and they provided me with affordable birth control then and in college. In graduate school, I found myself sitting in the waiting room of my local  … Continue reading Ask Me About My Abortion. Then Ask the People Closest to You.

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On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

On Thursday night, every potential status update came out wrong: "I have always loved Keira Knightley's breasts, but now that she's exposed them, I love them even more." Nope. "Seeing Keira Knightley's un-photoshopped boobs confirms my early adoration of them." True, but still nope. "Hey, I look like Keira Knightley!" Uhhhhh... no. I didn't want to make it sound … Continue reading On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

Dear Elliott, Let me begin by extending my most sincere apology for letting so much time lapse before responding to your message. In the spirit of publicly thinking through philosophical issues, I hope you also accept this very public reply as an acceptable way to engage with the topics you presented, namely this: What possibilities does schooling present for instilling … Continue reading A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

Death and Social Media: Facebook Friends For Life

It's been said too many times that social media is changing our relationships and degrading our ability to genuinely connect with others, but all those "superficial" interactions take on a unique significance when social media meets death. In a totally bizarre way, social media enables us to be friends with dead people. And for that, … Continue reading Death and Social Media: Facebook Friends For Life

Why We Suck So Much: Millennial Malaise and Our Bad Relationships

I'm part of a lost generation, so despite all of the other things that I'd rather write about I've decided to sit down and write about being a fucking Millennial. I'm ashamed already. Please, don't rub it in. Why write this now? Maybe it's because I really AM that self-absorbed (but isn't that some kind … Continue reading Why We Suck So Much: Millennial Malaise and Our Bad Relationships