Category Archives: Feminism

August 10

I’m Feisty for My Age

“The weird thing is, you get more comfortable in yourself, even as time is giving you less reason for it. When you’re young and beautiful, you’re paranoid and miserable. I think one of the great advantages of getting older is that you let go of certain things.”                                                                  ~Helen Mirren Everyone has that moment, I […]

June 11

Fuck You Purity.

A group of young girls sit in a circle in a dimly lit room. They are trying not to giggle as they listen to the group leader talk. They squirm uncomfortably at the mention of certain words. Sex. Virginity. Lust. Their snickers stop and their backs stiffen at the next word uttered. Purity. The group leader then passes around […]

October 16

I’m the Sea King’s Daughter

Six weeks ago, I almost drowned. So why did no one hear me scream?

September 15

Anchors Away

Perspective is a difficult thing. If we’re tethered to a particular perspective by emotions, it’s almost impossible to see things with an unbiased eye. We can perhaps empathize, yes, but sometimes our own perspective, our own experiences, can anchor us to a skewed perspective. If we are anchored, we are not fully free. I was once caught in such a perspective. A skewed one, […]

August 25

Undoubtedly Woman

Back before I’d ever jumped head over heels into the spoken word world – I wrote a spoken word poem. I was in a Psychology of Diversity class and we were asked to do a creative class project showcasing something from the class, ideally something we related to ourselves. I thought about it for a […]

July 28

No One Needs Feminism Anymore

Right now, the Internet is giving a lot of attention to a tumblr called Women Against Feminism. I thought I’d pay attention, too.