I’m tired of street harassment. There is no other way to put it. I’m tired of writing about it, and of talking about it, and especially of talking about it to people who don’t get it and aren’t especially interested in getting it. I’m tired to explaining it to people who are happy to blame […]Read more "Emotional Labor & Street Harassment"
Here’s the scene: The camera pans over a neighborhood at dusk. There’s the ice cream/coffee shop, the community garden. There is the neighborhood god, which isn’t a boy making perfect three-pointers in the pocket park, but the Greek god painted on the side of a building in a swirl of blues and purples. There is […]Read more "Bystander Effect"
CW: Homelessness Someone I know recently called people who are experiencing homelessness “entitled.” Context: A person wearing business casual was walking down a crowded outdoor mall in the middle of the day. A person experiencing homelessness interacted with Business Casual in some way–and then attacked Business Casual with a bear hug from behind as the […]Read more "Why People Should Stop Saying Homeless People Have an Entitlement Problem"
[T]he world will come at you with knives anyway. You do not need to beat them to it. – Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl I became a bike commuter in 2008, when I moved to a place where the roads were wide and shouldered. It felt like I could see forever, because the […]Read more "How Biking Opened My Heart"
This post contains spoilers. Content Warning for self-harm. The first of which is this: All the Bright Places a 2015 young adult novel by Jennifer Niven devastated me. The second of which is this: self-harm plays prominently in the book, and I will be getting into more details on that in this review. Still with […]Read more "Book Review: All the Bright Places"