She left me.

We've been together since I was a freshman in high school. She's seen me grow from an awkward teenage girl to an awkward, yet somewhat together, woman. We've shared some intimate moments, and she was the one consistent factor over the past 12 years, seeing my through high school, college, grad school, and the real world. She was my hairdresser, and she left me. ...more

How I almost didn't go to #BlogHer15

I've put off writing about BlogHer15 not because I didn't enjoy myself, or because I have nothing to say. I'm not quite sure how to articulate what led me to BlogHer this year. ...more

Teacher Drag: How One Hashtag Turned Me Into a Fashionista

What started as a sweet inside joke between me and my mom grew into something much larger. My friends started texting me how they loved seeing my outfits, and when I changed the privacy settings on my Instagram and made it public, I suddenly had a slew of fashionistas (and teachers) liking my posts and following me. ...more
Great read. The photos aren't showing up :( . But still a great post. :Dmore

I Was in the Closet at Work Until the Vice Principal Asked Me to Lead the LGBT Club

I have long, flowing hair. My nails are almost always immaculately designed thanks to my love affair with fake nails. I have an affinity for basing entire outfits solely around my accessories. ...more
You are an incredible example - I wish I'd had you for English!more

Breaking up with teenagers sucks

Today, I broke up with my students.A few weeks ago, my supervisor asked me to take over a college-level writing course when another teacher leaves to teach abroad in the new year.  The catch is that I'll be trading two of my periods for the two periods of this class.I had to wait for different approvals to go through, and for different red tape to be crossed, but, at the end of last week, the change became officially approved.I knew it was coming, but that didn't stop me from crying in my car the entire commute home....more

What I learned with NaBloPoMo 2014

I took part in NaBloPoMoBlahBlahBlah 2014 because I've been neglecting GingerSass for GayBrideGuide and I felt like my older blog-child was feeling the wrath of my accidental favoritism.Actually, it totally was.This past month, I learned that my sassy followers have actually missed my sass, and that they Google the weirdest shit....more


Today I received my "All the Nopes That Ever Noped in Nopeland" tshirt from Awesomely Luvvie, and it put a much needed grin on my face after a stressful few weeks.I ordered this tshirt for it to become my designated shirt of choice to wear when essays are due and students are trying their best excuses out on me....more

Six years

Six years and one day ago my cousin was born.As the oldest of 13 cousins, new babies aren't something I'm unaccustomed to. This one, however, was different.She was the first baby born since my grandpa passed away.She was also the last new grandbaby my grandpa knew about....more


Today was Twin Day at school, and I was honestly kind of hurting that my twin from last year, Sara, wouldn't be there to twin with me. (She's teaching in a different district this year.) So, I bribed my students into twinning with me. I told them I was wearing all black, and if they dressed in black as well that I'd give them extra credit. ...more


I haven't been looking at the November NaBloPoMo prompts this month, which is pretty spectacular considering I've been struggling to blog for the past few months. Today, however, I gave the prompts a gander, and today's prompt made my heart stop. If you could permanently get rid of one worry, what would it be? ...more