Open Letter #2

  The moment I realized I was special, I had already been special for 20 years. It was a delayed realization, of course, and it came to me when my trauma started to fade into the background. My father was dead, yes, and somehow I was still alive after many thoughts of not being that... Continue Reading →

Gendered Languages and Sexism

  For those who know me, it has always been my goal to move to Europe-- specifically France -- when I got my Bachelor's Degree. Though as a cultural critic I've always considered the how difficult it would be for me to adapt to a new language, not to mention a gendered one. Yet, this... Continue Reading →

Rapists Get 24hrs in a Day

Do you think it's contradictory to tell me not to go out at night while disagreeing with victim-blaming as a whole? Last night I texted my brother, as I usually do most nights, to see how he was doing. After talking briefly about my approaching birthday and my aspirations I said to him, "Being a lady... Continue Reading →

Attic

She confuses love with abuse so easily. But why are they synonymous? She saw her first thesaurus in the attic, Just before he unbuckled his pants And closed the shades. "She's mature for her age," they tell her mother. She can slice her own apples and pour her own cereal, But she's only five years... Continue Reading →

RANT: Popular Culture and Female Bodies-Part 2

Popular Culture and Female Bodies It’s remarkable how silly sexism can be in contemporary society. I remember the presidential campaign of 2008 when Hilary Clinton ran against Barrack Obama and a boy said, “She won’t win.” “Why not?” I asked him. He said, "No offense, but a woman shouldn’t be president;  they're too sensitive and... Continue Reading →

Letters are Coming

I'm working on a letter series where in which I'll write to people of the past, present and future. The first one will be up on Monday at noon EST. Happy Friday. x

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