My “say something!” moment at Planned Parenthood

June 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, 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 […]

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 […]

5 Things You Should Never Do on a First Date No Matter How Broke You Are

October 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

5 Things You Should Never Do on a First Date No Matter How Broke You Are

Recently for Bedsider.org– I asked: How is our bad economy affecting our dating and sex lives? The fact is, most of us are watching our bottom line. And that means coming up with creative things to do on a date that stay within our decreasing budget. As a single gal myself, I can definitely relate that! […]

Birth Control: Should Men Step Up?

August 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

Birth Control: Should Men Step Up?

Did you hear? Soon male birth control may be a reality here in the United States! I for one am excited by the very idea- as woman have been carrying the burden of birth control for far too long. But I wanted to know what men thought about this new possibility and if they’re willing […]

No Health Insurance? I Consider My Option

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays, Videos

No Health Insurance? I Consider My Option

For quite some time I have wanted to vent my frustrations about not having health insurance–as that has meant googling symptoms and heading to the nearest pharmacy whenever I feel a cold coming on. However, venting alone is never productive, so I decided to find some folks who could relate. In my last vlog I […]

Time For A Change: My Birth Control Upgrade

June 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

Time For A Change: My Birth Control Upgrade

I’ve been trying to remember where–at 16 years old–I got the good sense to get on birth control. My parents and I never discussed sex at all, so contraceptives certainly never came up. My best friend at the time was having sex, but in efforts to discourage me, she told me the common myth that […]

Safe Sex: Are you having it?

February 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

Safe Sex: Are you having it?

In my December’s SexReally.com Vlog, “How do you talk about sex?”- I found out if the 20-somethings I interviewed were speaking up and talking to their partner(s) about their sexual needs. In my latest vlog, I wanted to highlight what they said about “safe sex”. See who’s having safe sex and who’s…maybe…not…

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    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    "I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration



  • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.


  • Conversations by the pool

    Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.


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