Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant distilled into the body of a small, but powerful, woman. I have always been amazed at the strength of character and will that was so tightly focused into her small frame and soft voice.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more anyone else in the last several lifetimes, made my world a better place.
And now she’s gone.
Let me back up for a moment.
I never met Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was one of those rare few people who shaped the world in such significant ways that she touched the lives of everyone living in this…
Evacuating from the Cameron Peak Fire
Evacuating from the Cameron Peak Fire — The Year of Too Many Disasters
‘Just wait until we get the smoke from the fires in California. Then you’ll see how bad it really is.’ Those words still stick in my mind, though I cannot remember whether they were in an article in the local newspaper, a post from a friend on Facebook, or even a casual conversation overheard in the grocery store.
The words stick because, as life largely went on unchanged around me, I was preparing for a fire that started 20 miles away…
The internet has created a huge open market for creators of all stripes. But, all that creation, and all those different platforms, means that it’s often hard to know how to support your friendly neighborhood creative.
No two platforms are exactly the same, so I wanted to take a minute to talk about how Medium works, since some of my content calls Medium home. Consider this your roadmap for effectively supporting creators on Medium.
Okay, first things first. Medium does have a pay wall, although they also offer a lot of their content free of charge. …
I want to take a minute to talk about something that impacts my life every day, but which doesn’t make it on to TV screens or even often into the well-loved pages of our favorite books.
I have a partner I am deeply in love with. We use the term partner because our relationship is, in every way, exactly that: a partnership.
We share the chores. While our finances are not combined into a joint saving or checking account, we share expenses. We both cook. We both see to the other person’s comfort. We make most decisions together (even when…
Trump’s America is an exhausting place for feminist pro-choice queer liberals like me. But few things have been as hard to stomach as the recent anti-abortion trap bills being proposed and passed in some parts of the nation.
This year has seen a rise in state signing so-called ‘trap’bills, where the state makes abortion illegal, pending a change in federal law. The purpose of these bills it to make it so that the same day Roe v Wade is overturned in the Supreme Court, the state can immediately declare that abortion is illegal in the state.
We’ve also seen a…
The idea of building a border wall between Mexico and the United States isn’t exactly new, but with a President actively pushing the idea, the horrors of the detention centers (concentration camps) along the border, and the ferocity and endurance of support for the wall, we need to pay attention to it.
This isn’t just some crazy idea, which, as a liberal, would be tempting to believe.
The reason the border wall is powerful and enduring is that is plays strongly into two different stories heavily ingrained in American consciousness: The Just World Hypothesis (which leads to the Just World…
Freelance feminist writer with a passion for politics.