Describing Oneself True

Over the past months I have gotten more in tune with those around me who identify somewhere on the LBGTQIA+ spectrum. I respect each and every individual as they present themselves. My own representation is fairly simple. By physical appearance and by physical construct I am a cis-woman. My physical body is what I see…

Collusion: Definition

Definition of collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose: acting in collusion with the enemy Donald J. Trump‏: Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)! Um…yeah…right. The president is deflecting again. And again, the public is calling…

Treason: the crime of betraying one’s country

The president has committed treason. Whether we as citizens do something about it is up to us. We’ve taken to social media in droves, posting tons of memes and links to articles written by professionals. We’ve sent up emojis of anger and sadness. We’ve retweeted and shared. But now we really need to do something…

Jobs Report: Nada

I’m sitting here silently fuming. Two hundred twenty-three thousand new jobs added, unemployment at three-point-eight percent. And everyone is celebrating. The markets are up, there’s optimism out there. Not me. Oh no. I’ve been a forced housewife for the last 3 years. And before that I was a returnee to college, 3 years full time…

Toxic: [ENTER] at your Own Risk

I’m not the first to notice, nor will I be the last. The culture that is out there on the internet ranges from helpful and comforting to extreme toxicity. So much so that people have committed suicide, stopped talking to long-time friends, stopped going to local community gatherings, etc. We’ve created this Thing out there,…

SNAP Changes, SNAP Charity

The president wants to choose for recipients what foods they get and how much of each. I’m livid. Not just because this takes away from a small freedom that people on public assistance have, but also because this does not take into account so many things. Allergies Chronic diseases that limit certain food intake Likes…

My Ancestors Came from Shitholes

Whether or not the president said shitholes isn’t on the agenda here today. My ancestors came from shitholes. They were escaping the terrible conditions they faced. They wanted a better life. There’s no difference between my ancestors escaping from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the Latin Americans…