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Will you join us?

  There is a population of us who have worked our way out of an existence of purely surviving. Some even say we are thriving.  We know the pain of living, wondering when the next panic may flare. Is it […]

Horizontal Violence = Crabs in a Bucket

Several friends of mine have written blogs recently focused on the topic of women to women horizontal violence.  This summer, Cristen Pascucci of Improving Birth wrote “Catty B****s”& Why we’re All Losing the Mommy Wars.  Kathi Valeii of Birth Anarchy […]

The Healing Activist

One of my favorite professors at Barnard was my Political Theory Professor, Professor Dennis Dalton.  HE WAS AMAZING!!!  He would teach in the first person, becoming Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hitler, whomever he was teaching, to convey their thoughts and […]

Why I Want to Keep My Children in School

There has been a lot of upset in my daughter’s class this year.  It has caused me to contemplate homeschooling…yet again.  Her upsets start me worrying that the forces of institutional oppression are crushing her spirit.  I worry that aspects […]

Father

The role of Father is riddled with pain in my family lineage.  It is not surprising to me that the words to express my celebration of Father’s Day did not come until the wee hours of the morning the following […]

The Invisible Work of Women

I was awoken at 1am a few “nights” ago by my 3 year old wanting a Sippy cup of milk. “Oh darn!” I thought, “I forgot to have one ready so I wouldn’t need to get out of bed.” As […]

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