Q:I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
I’m not gonna lie, this is my favorite playlist so far this year. It’s filled with badass women - and a few men, but mostly women - all making amazing music.
We’ll start with some lady-fueled vocals. Bird and Sylvan Esso are marked by leading ladies with striking voices. Both get you…
Better late than never!
Ah! I have been remiss in reporting my playlists. Here’s a quick wrap-up of one made a few weeks back…or so.
Terrain by Y’alls is a lovely start to this mix. Mellow but interesting. From Gold by Novo Amor hearkens back to Asgeir of Icelandic origin, a light tenor over more soothing…
Just queued up a new one of these. Stay tuned…
I like using this as an analogy for the same kinds of loops that operate in our brains, like when a song gets stuck in your head. The more insidious loops are the voices of doubt, anger, and self-loathing that infect our minds. Often they are the internalized voices of our parents, peers, the media, or just random people on the Internet. Other times, they pose as our own voice, possibly one that has been there for as long as we can remember. Either way, these loops are often parasitic and limiting. Anytime we take a risk or move in a new direction, they are there to doubt and criticize us. Anytime we seek to escape dogma, they are there to ridicule and condemn us.
In the past, we did see real identity as the key to ensuring a more civil comments space. It makes perfect sense in theory – after all, who would say such awful, hateful things in public with their names and job titles attached?
Turns out the answer is: An enormous amount of people would say awful and hateful things with their names attached.
You need to know that the technical problems of creating a product are nothing compared to the customer service for it.
Mansplaining, explained: ‘Just ask an expert. Who is not a lady’
Do men still explain things to you?
Do they ever! Social media are to mansplainers what dogs are to fleas, and this recent feminist conversation has brought them out in droves. I mean, guys explain ridiculous things to me like that the Louisiana Purchase gave the United States a Pacific Coast. But more than anything since I wrote Men Explain Things to Me, they’ve explained women’s experience to me and other women.
Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction…