When in college, I participated in a program to provide peer to peer support for young women impacted by rape and domestic abuse. The thing I remember most was that on the last day of our training, one of the participants shared that she was a survivor. My heart dropped and I felt uncomfortable. I… Read More Walk for HAWC
Why would anyone would want to hold another life so precariously in their hand? A hunk of cold, black metal the only thing between your own warm hand and the ability to stop someone’s heart from pushing blood through their body. A man-made machine created to kill. Designed to steal another’s life from their body.… Read More Have you heard of Sarah Winchester?
When I was a little girl, my family bought a lot of our books at yard sales (tag sales!) and flea markets. I still love a good used book! One of the most influential books I’ve ever read came from one of these days of shopping – Born Free, by Joy Adamson. My copy is… Read More Musings: Born Free, Joy Adamson
I’ve started to write so many things in the last month. A short, unconventional short story, 3 or 4 blog posts, part of an “about us” section for work’s website. I get several sentences down on the page… and freeze. Nothing comes to mind. No words pour out of my typing fingers. No feelings express… Read More Writers’ Block.
Today I came across this article and all I could do was yell (inside my head quietly since my 4 year old is finally sleeping) “YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS”. I won’t spoil it for you, because I know a bit about SEO and all that so definitely click HERE before you read on so I can be sure… Read More “GRAB THE FIRST NEW MOON OF THE YEAR BY ITS HORNS”
Imposter syndrome. It sneaks up on all of us. One day you’re walking along, being all “whatever” and suddenly it hits you – Who do I think I am? Why do I think I’m allowed to partake in whateverthethingisyouwerealreadydoinganyway? I’m not in anyway an official historian, but I find the history of Salem to… Read More I’m an imposter.
I recently supported a new up & coming podcast right here in Salem, Freaky Franchise and as a thank you they wrote up a whole story all about pretend me! Pretend me is a counsellor at a feminist camp and organize science experiments and leadership activities, campfire sing-alongs and hiking trips through the woods. About Freaky… Read More MY CHARACTER BIO!
This afternoon, after I took Poe for her after work jaunt up the street, upon stepping up onto my deck I noticed the most giantest spider I have ever seen in my whole life. She was crawling around on the most intricate spider web I’ve ever encountered, all the while carrying some bug under her… Read More Along came a spider
I LOVE ghost stories. I especially love Victorian ghost stories. I also love a good feminist manifesto. No surprise to anyone, then, that I was drawn to Alex Owen’s in “The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England”. Its premise is that during a time of great oppression, women were able to… Read More Musings: The Darkened Room
I had a blissfully unaware Saturday. I spent time with friends and family. I visited some of my favorite places. Only when I arrived home and sat down at roughly 10:00 did I enter back into the real world. The horror of NAZIs/Neo-NAZIs/white supremacists/whateveryouwanttocall these peoplefullofhatred marching through a university campus in Virginia. The photos… Read More Charlottesville