We are OBSESSED with this genius Feminist Lisa Frank tumblr! Recently, Lisa’s people have fired back at the tumblr and asked for a cease and desist, but we are coming out in support of FLF, who’s “About” section reads: “dismantling the patriarchy one rainbow kitten at a time.” Truly, what is more empowering than reclaiming images of rainbows and unicorns from our girl-hood as flags of feminist glory? Please Feminist Lisa Frank, never stop posting! Continue reading
It’s that time of year again…. BBQ season! I love to grill and every year I try to up my BBQ game. To kick off this year’s season, I tried my hand at a twist on an old favorite side, the potato salad.
1. Cunt – Inga Muscio
This is one of the very first, very best little feminist books I ever picked up. The overarching premise is rooted in Inga Muscio’s challenge to reclaim the word “cunt” from its damaging, derogatory current use and redefine it as it was originally intended; as an ancient title of respect. Reading this book was like reading my secret inner thoughts (why DO I have to be ashamed of me period?! Isn’t there a better way to prevent pregnancy than fucking with my hormones?) written out into a manifesto full of cunt pride.
I love, love throwing parties so when it came time for me to host my BFF’s bridal shower, I wanted it to be the best party I’ve ever thrown- and I’ve thrown some kickass parties, so this would be no small feat. In the end, it was a one-of-a-kind amazing party and all the hard work was worth it!! I’ll share with you here my tips and tricks for throwing a great party ~ specifically a Bridal Shower for Lesbians!
Not every gay couple will want a Big Fat Gay Shower, but I knew ours would be into it. They’re loud, proud and love rainbows. Plus this party was going to be just friends and a few co-workers, so I really wanted everyone to feel like they could be themselves and have a good time, which unfortunately is not always the case at many wedding-related events. Continue reading
This one’s for all my white homies out there. As events have unfolded in the case of Trayvon Martin, then Eric Garner and now Freddie Gray, racial tensions in our country are at an intensity that I haven’t seen before in my lifetime. It pains me. I live in New York, where half my neighbors are black and Latino and I see the prejudice in which the NYPD deals with me versus them. I’m posting this brilliant essay, published in 1990 by feminist and anti-racist Dr. Peggy McIntosh because I see the denial of the existence of white privilege in my community. Continue reading