At eight years old, I read my encyclopedia before bed and some of my favorite television shows were Dateline, Primetime Live, and 20/20. Apparently, I was a precocious child who loved learning about things like how light waves work, as well as shocking tactics predators are using to abduct children in your neighborhood. My sick taste in television also introduced me to … Continue reading Fondue Conversion Therapy and How I Learned to Eat
Solidarity Rally with Planned Parenthood - Fort Collins, CO - February 11, 2017// Photo by Monica Rivera * 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 … Continue reading Ask Me About My Abortion. Then Ask the People Closest to You.
It's been some months now that I've had abortion on the forefront of my mind. I've wanted to write a post about abortion, I still want to write about it, and there's more to say, more to think about, and more to engage with every week as states across the country keep working in creative … Continue reading My Abortion Story: Part I
In addition to the quick little video below that I posted earlier today on YouTube about the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, it may be helpful to clarify a few more points that are worth keeping in mind this week (and hopefully beyond that). The more radical progressives … Continue reading In Defense of Marriage: No Need for Love Here
Yesterday was Daylight Savings and by springing forward we "lost" an hour. Perhaps your witty Facebook friends also updated their statuses by asking: "Where did the time go?!" I'll roll along with serendipity because, as of late, I've been thinking a lot about time, how it shapes our lives, and how conventional wisdom on the … Continue reading Take Your Present Back: The Past Is Not a Trap
You know that great feeling when you are able to vent and finally get things off of your chest? Well I wrote a number of emails this week that were intended to be "strictly business," but before I knew it that whole personal-professional line was blurred again and I ended up telling a few of … Continue reading The Value of a Few Choice Words
I don't have babies but it's never too soon to start looking for a potential partner to help raise them when I want them, right? In less contrived circumstances than that makes it sound, I shared a sweet, romantic moment with someone a couple of weeks ago when I told him, "I think that you … Continue reading Charles Darwin: Parenting Extraordinaire