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Civil Rights Era 2.0

June 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Civil Rights Era 2.0

Civically… there is a lot going on in this moment. Starting on Monday the Supreme Court has ruled on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, and same-sex marriage. And on top of all that, my online world erupted last night as Sen. Wendy Davis and her army of protesters blocked Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas. AND as if all that wasn’t […]

Just found out I have “obesity”

June 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Just found out I have "obesity"

Have you heard? Obesity (aka: having too much body fat) is now being classified as a disease, by the American Medical Association. Now, I’ve read the arguments for this decision: they want “policy makers and insurers to take this epidemic seriously”, and to get health care providers to “promote access to prevention, treatment and comprehensive coverage determinations.”  – Ok. Yes. Both […]

Top 10 Unsent Posts (part 2)

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Top 10 Unsent Posts (part 2)

I once again feel all over the place mentally… so I thought I’d do another “10 Facebook updates… unsent,” as the first one was also so much fun! 1. Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition. I actually did just (finally) post about this, but I’ve been avoiding this story like the plague all day. That selfish […]

My “say something!” moment at Planned Parenthood

June 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

My "say something!" moment at Planned Parenthood

It’s official… I am fertile again. On Wednesday I headed to Planned Parenthood (PP) with one goal… To get my IUD removed. [Read why here. It had nothing to do with a lack of birth control love.] Before my actual appointment though, I had a financial appointment. Now that I’m “the-new-face-of-poor” I wanted to see […]

Why am I doing this again? 5 reasons to keep writing

June 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Why am I doing this again? 5 reasons to keep writing

So I missed a day. The goal was 30 Blogs in 30 days, but I missed yesterday. Not that I didn’t write (in fact I’m in the middle of two different essays), but after getting home at 3am and rising early for a jam-packed day… I did have a “why am I doing this again?” moment. Instead […]

PIMA Chronicles #14: Really though…

June 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Fiction Writing

PIMA Chronicles #14: Really though...

After my very-sad-day getting my IUD removed, I was writing about my experience at Planned Parenthood… trying to sort through a conversation I overheard in the waiting room, while also talking about my new birth control plan… but that post will have to wait until tomorrow. Something else needs to be addressed… and PIMA needs […]

Removing my IUD

June 19th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Removing my IUD

I’ve decided to remove my IUD. (Wow. It was hard for me to even write that. How the hell am I going to go through with this?) As I was saying… I’ve decided to remove my IUD. Well actually get it removed. (You should never try and remove an IUD yourself!) And today is D-day. […]

10 Facebook updates… unsent

June 18th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

10 Facebook updates... unsent

I have so many things in my head that I can write about tonight, but after almost an hour of me starting and stoping different posts… I’ve decided to just write about them all (the beauty of this challenge! It’s what I make it.) Think of this list as Facebook posts I could have written […]

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