Geek. Pirate. Mom

A blogger/vlogger, Whitney Drake is a geeky stay at home mom with two boys, including one with food allergies.  She has Crohn's disease and survives mostly on snark and caffeine.

When do we say that it’s enough?

My heart hurts. I don’t say this because it’s what is being said… I say this because those people who died in that club in Orlando? Those are my people ....more

The Ancient One is… Celtic?

Marvel, seemingly responding to critics about casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, released the background for the character. Saying that this embodiment is Celtic. Well here’s the statement: Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life ....more

Prince and Me.

Much like David Bowie’s death, Prince’s sudden death threw me for a loop. He meant so much to me. While I don’t have a first hand story about Prince, I do have second hand stories about him (which I can’t really share) ....more

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer – My Thoughts!

The Teaser Trailer for Doctor Strange was released today, and I tweeted a bit about this, but I felt like I needed to discuss it some more. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it below and then we’ll move on. Of all the Marvel properties, Doctor Strange is one of the characters I know the least about ....more

Life with Crohns: Small setbacks.

Last week I went to meet with my gastroenterologist, who suggested I spend more of my time blogging and vlogging about my life with Crohns. Though it’s really more like MY LIFE f. Crohns ....more

What a Difference a Week Makes

This was from a few weeks ago. Outtake from a vlog. I paused, made this face, smiled sadly and moved on ....more

Society is Broken as Long as It Protects Rape Culture.

(TW: for mentions of abuse, stalking and harassment. No details, but I know that it can bring up a lot of emotions.) In the last week or so, Zoe Quinn announced that she wouldn’t be pursuing legal action against her ex boyfriend. Because she realized that it wouldn’t help ....more

The Ultimate (White) Privilege of Being Meryl Streep

Somewhere deep in the drafts folder for this site is a post called "The Privilege of Being Meryl Streep."...more

Review: Disney’s The Finest Hours

Today, The Finest Hours opens in theaters. Based on the true story of a Coast Guard rescue, the film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Chris Pine plays Bernie Webber, a Coast Guard captain who does everything by regulations ....more

OscarsSoWhite – The Clif Notes Version

Since the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were released, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been going around. It’s prompted calls for boycotts from Jada Pinkett-Smith, and many A-Listers have been weighing in with their own opinions. And I’ve had a lot of IRL conversations with people who really don’t seem to know what the issue is ....more
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