Wednesday, November 28, 2018

You Call THAT Radical Feminism?

After not hearing back from a publication I was hoping to write for, I went ahead and self-published this one on Medium:
You Call That Radical Feminism?: TERFs and Donald Trump are teaming up to take civil rights from trans folk.

Monday, November 26, 2018

My Body, Our Choice?

I get pretty personal here, about a struggle going on in my own life, and the broader feminist context.
My Body, Our Choice?, published in P.S. I Love You on Medium. 

Our wedding, photo by Mike & Nickie of Madlove Photography.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Love Letter to My Dog

It's bout time I wrote about this little beast who snuggles me as I type.
Love Letter to My Dog, just published in P.S. I Love You on Medium.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How to Find Time to Write When You're a Parent

This piece is called How to Find Time to Write When You're a Parent, and it's published in the Art & Parenting publication on Medium.
When I started writing, it seemed impossible that I'd actually be able to stick with it. Having a kid really does change everything.
I've been going steady with the writing for 7 months now!!
So far, I've published 24 pieces on Medium (14 of those in publications), 17 articles on the Raise Vegan website, 2 articles for Veganuary, and I think 13 articles in the Raise Vegan print magazine (plus pieces I've already submitted for issues through February).
And I have a couple other drafts out there that I care about, so I'm looking at my options for them. I just got my first rejection from Bitch, and I've already sent them a second!
Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Monday, November 12, 2018

Do Kids Have Empathy?

I almost titled this In Defense of Childhood Empathy.
Parenting is so hard.
So I understand the urge to sweep away the rude things kids do by lamenting that they won't get empathy until they're older.
photo of Tzivia and I, taken by my mom
But, here, I posit that empathy is a language they will learn to speak, if only we speak it to them from the get-go as if they already understand it, just as we do with our mother tongues. Yes, we can start simple, with empathy baby talk, but our kids are wonderful, loving people, who just need some guidance and practice to understand.
Here it is: Do Kids Have Empathy? published in P.S. I Love You on Medium

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What's the Most Important Thing?

What's the Most Important Thing?
Questions (and Answers) from a 4-Year-Old Philosopher
Just published in P.S. I Love You on Medium.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

To All the Exes I Might've Married (But Didn't):

Here's my newest piece, To All the Exes I Might've Married, published in P.S. I Love You on Medium.

"And I’m sorry I yelled at you.
You were good to me.
You were okay to me.
You were really affectionate when you were intoxicated."