9 weeks ago
You know, I really love you. I really do. And I’ll vote for you if you’re the nominee. But girlfriend, we really need to talk. You said on Thursday that you support state efforts at legalization but that more research needs to be done before any legalization federally happens. But with all due respect, my sister, you couldn’t be more wrong.
9 weeks ago
I put together my herbal materia medica on my blog in table format. I'll be adding more as time goes on, but head over to Stepping Aside and take a look if you like. It's a nice herbal reference tool that you might find helpful. Just click on the link and it'll take you right to it. Otherwise, it's under Herbal Recipes and Such.~Blessings!
9 weeks ago
I admit, I am a bit superstitious at times. I do believe that there are things that exist in this universe that cannot be explained by science or religion. I sometimes even have premonition dreams. Not regularly, but it does happen. For instance, I knew that I was going to get this particular job that I had desperately wanted. I dreamt right before S and I shared our first kiss; before he first professed his love for me. Despite my brother's dream of his first child being a boy, I, on the other hand, dreamt of being with my niece. Unfortunately, they are not always pleasant dreams.
9 weeks ago
 Witches use various symbols and alphabets for spellwork and sigils. Some write their entire grimoire in Theban script. I'm not that diligent. I typically use them for emphasis or for a particular reason.
9 weeks ago
Your feminism is only as effective as you are receptive to the women in your own life. In the feminist community, we have a habit of celebrating men who seem “woke” to issues of Feminism and Social Justice at large. The more privileged he is, the lower the standards are placed.
9 weeks ago
What’s the point of trying something new if there isn’t the potential to fail? Wouldn’t life be extremely boring if every new thing we tried, we were masters of immediately?Risk is the companion of innovation.John Adair
9 weeks ago
 Is voicing your dissenting opinion on appearance more important than someone else’s discovery of their own happiness and power?You would like to think that woman-on-woman crime is a thing of the past. After all, didn’t we all see Mean Girls?But that leap of faith into the waiting arms of fellow sisters is still something that I would hesitate to undertake with an unfortunate number of ladies that I encounter.
9 weeks ago
Their worth is in their suffering — and in the praise that is a byproduct of it.I smell bleach. It’s coming from the laundry room, which is right next to my bedroom, where I am, on my bed, propped up on five down-alternative pillows, writing this.I’m in my bed propped up on five down-alternative pillows tonight, because yesterday I was urinating blood. There is bleach in the wash because little kids get their socks really filthy playing outside, and the medication I’m taking turned my urine pumpkin orange.
10 weeks ago
Can women wear makeup and be feminist? I recently came across a comment that berated someone for claiming that she wasn't wearing any makeup when she clearly had some blush and concealer on, and then continued to argue that it was hypocritical to say that they were not anti-feminist when they "clearly leaned" towards that attitude. I don't know why this has to be said, but...
10 weeks ago
 In a world where botox and plastic surgery are so easily on offer, I sometimes wonder why we can’t just be the way we are. Who tells us that we need all these things to look beautiful? Who tells us that our nose is not ‘perfect’? What is a perfect nose anyway? And does fixing our nose or other parts of our body make us feel happier about ourselves? Perhaps once our nose is ‘perfect’, we might need a matching ‘perfect’ mouth!
10 weeks ago
In the United States, every child learns Christopher Columbus discovered America. When I attended school, the books talked about the Native Americans that were already here, but it was presented in such a way that we totally accepted the “reasonableness” of taking over the land.
10 weeks ago
 One more thing accomplished…day 3 FSH level blood test – check! Now hopefully the results will be okay…Prior to this, it was quite the day…
10 weeks ago
"We all have our own story. Tell it. Listen to others.  Elicit it from others even, and from within ourselves."Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road
By bameng
11 weeks ago
I loved watching Kelly Clarkson sing “Piece by Piece” on American Idol earlier this month. It was a moving, emotional ballad; Kelly struggled with tears through the whole song, at times even losing her voice to tears as she pushed through to the end.
11 weeks ago
When you think about Louie, the barely fictional character from the show LOUIE, the term ‘sex god’ may not immediately come to mind. It certainly doesn’t come to mind for his love interests. The ones that reject him explain with “My chemistry is telling me you’re a loser”, or just “Suck a dick, son.” Even worse, the ones he does bed complain that “You’re bad at sex” and “You smell weird…like dying.”Yet last season, Louie was a full-on chick magnet. Not only was he was banging bonafide hotties on the regular, but — unlike in previous seasons — not a single one was batshit crazy.
11 weeks ago
A friend on Twitter told me that this month is endometriosis awareness month, in the midst of my complaints about one of my pain flares. And I struggle to write this in a way that will make sense and be helpful, but also not be cliche. Because endometriosis affects one in ten people and no two people have similar experiences.
11 weeks ago
Question: have you ever seen a person (a stranger or even perhaps someone you know) and complimented them… in your head? “I really like that girl’s outfit.”“He has an incredible voice.”“She is SO funny.““Damn, my coworker KILLED that presentation.  That was incredible.” 
11 weeks ago
Let Your Life SpeakParker J. Palmer This little book is jam-packed with excellence. It was on my reading list for many years, and I like to think that this was the perfect moment that it reached me. I was ready.
11 weeks ago
 I thought I would do an update on how I'm medicating with cannabis. I've been a patient now for almost six years and over that time, I've modified how I use cannabis for my rheumatoid arthritis. I'm in remission now and I don't need to use as much as I once did.
11 weeks ago
"You gotta be loud, if you want their attention."
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