I have shared honestly with my A Simple Alternative community that I experienced deep heartbreak last year. This experience, and how I survived its depths, have been shared in glimpses on social media, and I received more responses than I expected. Turns out, heartbreak is a common experience, who knew?Read More
“Anything you can do I can do bleeding” is a hoorah of some feminist movements. When I first heard it I felt my fist involuntarily pumping in the air in deep agreement. How many times have I had to sit through school, work, or a grueling gym class while menstruating just to prove that I am equal to a man? Not only equal but capable of showing up amidst deep physical pain. Of course, I’m drawn to sing along to this narrative, but here's the thing, equal doesn’t mean “same”.
No, I don’t have a boyfriend. It’s the answer to a question I’m asked all too often. A fury rises up in me when I hear it, and today I’m taking the opportunity to voice that anger, and offer some suggestions.Read More