Feminism · Reflections

Whatever You Do, Don’t Be an Outspoken Woman

It’s taken me many years to come to the realization that for much of the time that I’ve spent feeling like I don’t fit in anywhere, or as though there is something seriously flawed with my personality, that maybe it’s not just me. Opinionated and outspoken women are seldom, if ever, popular. I’ve never wanted… Continue reading Whatever You Do, Don’t Be an Outspoken Woman

Feminism · Reflections

Feminism is a Dirty Word: My Thoughts On #menaretrash 

When I first saw a social media post containing #menaretrash, I was honestly taken aback a little, and my impulse reaction was “that seems pretty harsh”. I usually hate the use of generalizations. But then I took a minute to read the linked article and some other related ones to put it all in context,… Continue reading Feminism is a Dirty Word: My Thoughts On #menaretrash 

Animal Rights · Animals, companion animals, adopt, foster, puppies · Uncategorized

Adventures in Non-human Parenthood

I’ll start off by saying I don’t have any children of my own. The thought seems daunting for a number of reasons, but that’s a topic for another day. A family member recently had her second child, and my first time holding him, I was, as expected, awkward, uncomfortable, and feeling very ill-equipped to hold… Continue reading Adventures in Non-human Parenthood