The Quietness of Self-Care

I’ve been researching a lot on co-dependency. I’m more aware of the symptoms and patterns of codependent behavior, and being open to this knowledge is helping me to re-focus my intent and actions. The thing is, I often find myself wanting to instigate something exciting, only to stop myself, because yay for non-manipulative, authentic interactions.…… Continue reading The Quietness of Self-Care

Mother! is a horror story about unrequited emotional labor

  If you have experienced the trauma of investing emotional labor in someone who turned around to trade in all *your* hard work for their own personal gain, Mother! is the horror story to end all horror stories, because it centers the experience of seeing someone abuse, use, and then both violently dispose of you,…… Continue reading Mother! is a horror story about unrequited emotional labor

Life is a series of actions that create your world

One should not underestimate the power of a single act. Especially in times of chaos, war, and intense vulnerabilities, the force of will it takes to act – and to act authentically – is a reclamation of personal power that transforms one’s own body into a raft on unsteady seas. We must all learn to…… Continue reading Life is a series of actions that create your world

The Social Pressure of Traveling Alone

    A friend said that narrow minded thinking is proliferated through the status quo, or what we consider normal. To me, a seemingly small thing such as questioning a woman’s reasons for traveling alone, is linked to an acceptance of a world in which people think women traveling alone is an abnormality. I find…… Continue reading The Social Pressure of Traveling Alone

Traveling Alone and Society’s Control of Women’s Movement

I wrote in my journal, sitting alone on a bench in New Orleans, “What really bothers me is that if someone were to harm me on this trip, folks will blame my solitude for the attacker’s crime. My choice to be alone, which I find liberating and important for women’s progress, would be used as…… Continue reading Traveling Alone and Society’s Control of Women’s Movement