From ‘The Red Tree’ by Shaun Tan Have you ever played Hearts? It’s a card game. For our purposes, the important part is this: every card in the heart suit is worth points, and (just like… Continue reading Shooting the Moon is No Fun (Nobody Wants to See Your Bum)
Ways to celebrate International Women’s Day: Concoct a potion of lavender and the shattered glass of ceilings your friends and foremothers smashed through, drink it down and digest it because of your rock solid gut. Get yourself a grass-fed, hormone-free steak from a local farmer and feast of the insecurities of the patriarchy. Buy yourself… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
When I first stepped towards the light… That is when I first took a massive, shuddering step out of the bog of remorse and self-hatred, I lay in bed for hours. It was a Monday. I missed school that morning. I missed school that morning and I took a massive, shuddering step out of the… Continue reading Because Love.
The memory came back last week, and it surprised me. I was seventeen. We were just friends. One evening in his parents’ basement he slid his hand down my pants and into my underwear, and I told him “no” and “don’t” multiple times before there was enough anger in my voice to make him stop.… Continue reading Men Explain Compassion to Me
“This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain” -Ursula LeGuin “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” Something weird and awful. I did a pretty thorough inspection of my body after showering just now, and I’ve still got one bruise. We’re talking… Continue reading Proper Responses and Banality