being seen, part 2 when i first moved to kansas city (missouri not kansas) in the mid-90s, a group of women who were a decade or more my senior took me into the hull of their ship: a lesbian vessel captained by strong, yet tired women, who had been weathering the stormy seas of homophobia on … Continue reading the lord is a shoving leopard
the start of something big #persist2017 "The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house." -- Audre Lorde As I drove home from UC Riverside last night, I could just make out the Man in the Moon squinting down from behind clouds that seemed strangely out of place above my stomping grounds: Southern California’s Inland Empire. A … Continue reading persistence: it’s what women do
after yet another horrific national tragedy that could have been prevented by common sense gun regulations — but will simply be rushed into the past, forgotten until the next one — all i can do is apologize for ever using the phrase: fight for the little guy. by having used this phrase, i’ve diminished myself & whole groups of … Continue reading to hell with the little guy*
when i was young i would wonder how do people know so much; i couldn't wait to be that smart. now that i am older, i wonder how do people know so little?
being seen, part 1: why i protest why do you march? what do you have to protest for? these questions, in their many forms, are something i’ve been asked often since the women’s march. & the simplicity of questions like these can stump the strongest of us, rooted as we are in the knowledge that the … Continue reading you bucking fitches
we lived in a small wyoming town & the neighbors were nice until you played too loudly or ran across their yard caught up in hide & seek or kick the can & then it’s not that your just some dumb kid it’s that you’re some dumb mexican some half-breed who is contaminated by the … Continue reading red, white & brown
in the late 90s, i was driving from kansas city, mo, through nebraska, by myself, to go home to wyoming to visit my family. at the time, i had a buzzed haircut & a wary approach to most anyone new i met. honestly, i was wary of most of the people i’d known before the … Continue reading the problem with cisgender bathrooms