Wonder Woman

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

I’ve never really liked Wonder Woman. I know a lot about her, I was a child of the 80s and watched the Linda Carter show and somehow managed to get a hold of multitudes of Wonder Woman comics that I’d read when there was nothing else to read. But even so. I was a queer …

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accepting fat

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

I am fat. Which means that I care a lot about how fat people are treated and what it means to be fat. But I don’t talk about it very much because I get so irritated by the online fat acceptance narratives. You’ve probably heard of some of them, the biggest one being, that you can …

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and then it gets worse

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

I’ve tried think of a way to say this, eloquently, dignified. But then I break into the crying and it won’t stop, not even when my mouth stretches wide open, no sound coming out but ugly squeaking, saliva dripping out like thin strands of mucus. My partner lost his job. He lost his job exactly …

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Surviving the war years 1

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

So how do you keep going when it’s the war years? I’m tired of the only answers that question being connected to organizing, so I decided to write up something that centers ‘taking care of yourself’ that doesn’t dare to presume what you’ll be doing once you’ve taken care of yourself. One of the worst …

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the war years

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017

I’ve felt pretty guilty since the inauguration. I’ve watched the crowds of people cheering for #45, I’ve felt their pleasure in my bones. I’ve listened to their incomprehensible belief that 45 is the best thing that has ever happened to the US. My stomach has twisted with growing apprehension as hard red faces get tighter and meaner. …

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One Day at a Time

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

For my second essay in the 52 essays in 2017 challenge, I had a different theme planned. I was going to review a PBS show that is about to start, Victoria. I had the chance to catch a free viewing a while ago and I was planning on looking all On Board with my life …

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Resolved

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

At the beginning of the year you hear it the most. Just do it! Change your life! Change yourself! Now is the time! All of the platitudes that are supposed to get inspire you to get off your butt and be the full human being you’ve always wanted to be. You hear it the most at …

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loving in the war years: when it all falls apart

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

in the middle of mourning, news came that a family member has stage four cancer. and that it had spread, far and wide. and everything just stopped. work, laughter, joy, mourning. grey overcast rolled over life and i couldn’t move. i lost a dear friend to breast cancer. a different family member was throwing up …

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