Reporting on “Love in the Bay Area”

July 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter

Reporting on "Love in the Bay Area"

So… I know, I’m slacking a little… The diligence and discipline I had when I started this writing challenge has faded a bit, but I can explain… 1) I’ve started to write about stuff that yes- even I am not ready to share with the world. Some things must be reserved for “the book.” 2) I’ve been gearing up for MY […]

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. […]

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

December 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

For World Aids Day this past Saturday, I decided to find out if college students today are worried about HIV. After getting mixed responses to that question from the 25 students I spoke to, I followed up by asking them if a partner (or potential partner) had ever disclosed a positive HIV status. Here’s what I […]

On Kink and Communication: 3 Tips From a Dominatrix

September 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

On Kink and Communication: 3 Tips From a Dominatrix

Late to the party, I recently completed the “50 Shades of Gray” Trilogy. And let’s just say I wasn’t scandalized. Then again, erotica is nothing new to me. In high school I read every Zane book there was and over the last year I’ve listened to all of Dan Savage’s sex advice podcasts. So no, not many things […]

Aden Ardennes: Researching Our Sex Questions

November 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Aden Ardennes: Researching Our Sex Questions

I was connected to Aden Ardennes while looking for people to talk to about sexuality and I got to know him while I interviewed him for my November vlog, How did you learn about sex? Aden was not only able to draw on his personal experiences, but also on the conversations he has on the radio […]

When did you get the Safe Sex memo?

October 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

When did you get the Safe Sex memo?

After reporting on, “Safe Sex: Are you having it?”, I started to think about the first time I received the message that if I was going to have sex- it NEEDED to be safe sex. And I remember getting that memo at 10 years old, listening to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Very Necessary” album. The last track was a […]

Would You Date A Bisexual?

October 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Dating Chatter, Videos

Would You Date A Bisexual?

Before seeing clips from BIDEOLOGY, a documentary that asks women if they would date a bisexual man, I never considered how I would respond if a man I wanted to date revealed that to me. I never really considered a man being bisexual at all–women, of course–but a man? Never! Apparently, I wasn’t the only […]

Bisexuality Bias: What’s With the Double-standard?

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

Bisexuality Bias: What's With the Double-standard?

While off the top of my head I can name 5 different references of how our culture has embraced female bisexuality: 1. Madona and Brittany Spears kissing on MTV’s VMA’s 2. Katy Perry’s 2008 hit: “I Kissed a Girl” 3. Lady Gaga: During a Barbara Walters interview admitting, “I’ve certainly had sexual relationships with women” […]

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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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