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Why I don’t necessarily support “marriage equality,” and other things that will make you say, “Wait, what?!”

My friend Stephanie writes a series of facebook statuses called “I’m An Asshole.”  She prefaces these posts by saying, “I’m an Asshole, #573,” or whatever number, and then proceeds to say something opinionated. And really, by “I’m an Asshole,” she … Continue reading

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Stop street harassment

I just finished reading a book called Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women by Holly Kearl.  In it, she encourages women to share their stories, so I thought I’d blog about my own. Like many … Continue reading

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An unacknowledged problem: child care in the U.S.

When I moved back in with my parents upon transferring from SVSU to WSU in 2010, I got a job as a regular babysitter.  So for the past two-ish years, I’ve been picking up the girls from school and watching … Continue reading

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On speaking up

“It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers.  And the day came when the risk it took the remain tight inside the bud was more painful … Continue reading

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On creative outlets

“I honestly don’t know how people without any creative outlet make it through life without going totally insane.” – Christi G. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time– because I feel like I’ve lacked one lately. … Continue reading

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“Don’t run your mouth. Just run.”

My friend Stephanie will recognize the title of this post.  It’s a line from her poem “Sestina, Bro.”  (You can watch her perform it here.) I started blogging about two and a half years ago, in July of 2009.  At … Continue reading

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