I spent this past weekend playing very challenging, high-level rugby games in the Women’s D1 Round of Sixteen for Nationals. Truthfully, we got our butts kicked, having lost the fire, and numbers, from an undefeated fall season which earned us number one seed in the league. I spent the rest of Sunday, and today, reflecting on my […]Read More Opening Up The Old Boys’ Club
This is likely going to be my last blog post before I enter the pulsating caffeine and home-made taco infused vortex that is Graduate School life. I figured I’d talk about a movie that is literally tattooed onto my heart and brain stems. It’s been called the vilest and most repulsive film ever. And for […]Read More The filth and feminism of “Pink Flamingos”
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
For centuries, collections of people have called up to Mother Nature, through dance, ceremony, or a desperate plea. Though, these days, it is far easier for most to bask in a beautifully sunny day outdoors than take steps to reduce the way they impact the natural world. Still, the cultural myth of nature as a female entity […]Read More Don’t disrespect your Mother, Nature
The last page of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home is of a younger Bechdel jumping into the outstretched arms of her father in a swimming pool, a fully realized moment of connection that the two were often bereft of. The plot follows Alison Bechdel reflecting on her father’s supposed suicide, showcasing both her relationship […]Read More A Review of Sexuality and Environment in Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”
If you’re like me and maybe don’t follow the news as closely as you should (but sometimes don’t like to admit it), you’ve probably heard the term “bathroom bill” being thrown around a lot recently. But what’s with all the toilet talk? The bathroom bill is quite the hot topic in Congress right now, so […]Read More What’s with all the toilet talk?
I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]Read More Super Moms: Having it all