Banish Bad Habits with the Waning Moon

I intend to banish that which no longer serves me during this waning moon. As a menstruating person, I take extra care to notice the way in which the moon’s phases mirror the monthly tides of my own system. Like the moon, I grow to full during ovulation, and wane back to darkness as I…… Continue reading Banish Bad Habits with the Waning Moon

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

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

A List of songs that normalize sexual violence against women

I wanted to make this list to get it out of my head. I keep lists up there sometimes, and this one is especially burdensome. It’s a list of hip-hop songs that I hear, enjoy, sometimes that I listen to often, that glamorize sexual violence against women (SVAW). I began holding this list in because…… Continue reading A List of songs that normalize sexual violence against women

America’s Prison System vs. Brock Turner’s Rape Sentencing

“A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him.” – Judge Aaron Perskey These are Judge Aaron Perskey’s words about sentencing Brock Turner to a meager 6 months in prison (oh- 3 with good behavior) after Turner was caught in the act of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman. The media has plastered Brock’s privileged…… Continue reading America’s Prison System vs. Brock Turner’s Rape Sentencing