I can finally call myself a feminist!

June 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

I can finally call myself a feminist!

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why I felt Caitlin Moran’s book, “How to be a woman,” so deeply and I think I finally know. While raving about it to yet another person– this time to Liz, my boss at Bedsider– I said, “For the first time, I can finally call myself a feminist.” […]

While reading “How to be a woman”

June 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

While reading "How to be a woman"

Finally focused and made a dent in Caitlin Moran’s book, How to be a woman. Moran’s memoir / feminist manifesto has been assigned reading for me, for over a month, as Wednesday is the 2nd annual “Meeting of Women Thinkers” a.k.a. an unofficial book club that started in April. During our first meeting, about 25 women […]

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

May 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) — a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn. [Check out one of the videos Veralyn Media created with BMC!] Central Brooklyn […]

Holla, Hollaback: An Interview with Emily May

April 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

Holla, Hollaback: An Interview with Emily May

So you’re walking down the street, headed to work, or school, or the laundromat (because only the sweatpants and T-shirt you have on are clean) and you hear: “If no one has told you how beautiful you are today, please let me be the first.” What do you do? a) Stop and give out your […]

(AAP) Controversy in the blogosphere: What’s the only crime where the victim stands trial too? Rape

August 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Podcast

(AAP) Controversy in the blogosphere: What's the only crime where the victim stands trial too? Rape

(Audio Missing) This week I am going to be talking about Nafissatou Diallo, the housekeeper who accused Dominique Srauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in May. The French press was the first to report her name- and since then there has been many reports detailing her background and questioning her credibility. In a New York Times […]

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  • 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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    In this beautiful place wondering why it took me so long to come here. As with most things the answer is fear. Being that’s it’s Central America, more specifically the fear of being kidnapped or raped. A fear I can’t help but wonder if my fellow nomad-male-friends think about. Hate that I take comfort in the fact, most rapes are committed by someone you know. Ok. Going to stop thinking about this while on vacation.


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