Actions Speak Louder Than Prayers: Be the Helpers

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
via Equality Florida’s GoFundMe As I struggled to form words to begin this post, a CNN notification just popped up to tell me that—as the world reels from the terror attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed at least 50 people and injured at least 50…

Why #StopWoody Is Important to Me

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
A girl very much like I was. *Trigger warning for CSA* Some of you will know that I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). When I heard that Amazon has signed Woody Allen to create a new TV show for them, it reminded me of this story:…

Jonathan Chait’s “Not A Very P.C. Thing To Say” in a nutshell

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Today in New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait discusses how hard it is to be a white man these days. In case you don’t have the time or moral energy to read his 5,000 word opus of angst, here’s a brief rundown. 1. If this article seems familiar, it’s because…

Friends don’t let friends read the Onion

The Problem With A Lively Debate

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
The Facebook page “Unpacking the “F” word” posted a quote from my blog: “Fat people have the right to exist in fat bodies regardless of how we got fat, what being fat means, or if we could be thin through some means – however easy or difficult. There are…

American Girl: Representation Matters

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
image: Flickr user terren in Virginia I missed out on American Girl dolls, and somehow my daughter did, too. But for many women and girls in the US, they were and continue to be a big part of growing up. Their historical character dolls offer a glimpse into the…

On being a ‘perpetual victim’