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.
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
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
Please pardon my unusually long absence - I've been so busy geeking out for the past couple of months that I couldn't find time to blog (Well, that and my life just got super crazy, but I'll save that for another day, another post). I did, however, manage to do some writing! In fact, I wrote a … Continue reading Why I Go Into Hiding During Feminist Storms
A few weeks ago I met a stranger. We talked about pornography for a long while, and then I asked him, "Would you like to a make a video together?" Two days later, we did. It was great. Since our conversation, I just can't get porn off of my mind. I mean, I even turned … Continue reading If Hamburgers Were Porn: Feminism and Doing It Better
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