queer, Jewish, she/her | ☕️ | degrees in sociology and women’s studies | patreon & socials: https://linktr.ee/a.tsuneta

The extremely difficult process of not living by Capitalist rules.

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Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

These past few months in our new world have everybody questioning their lives, their decisions, and for a lot of us, our reality. From birth we are taught to live by certain ideals, this is what is called “human domestication”. We are born, we go to school, we graduate school and go to college, we meet a lover, we find a job, get married, have children, retire, and die. At least this is what we are told that we are supposed to do. …


Thanksgiving is a racist holiday with a horrid backstory.

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Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

Can you imagine celebrating a holiday that commemorates the slaughter of over 700 men, women, and children? Well, if you celebrate Thanksgiving, that is what you have been celebrating for years. The story you learn in Elementary School, friendly Native Americans invite the Pilgrims to a feast where they teach them how to live off of the land, is a complete and fabricated lie. …


Living a nomadic lifestyle has healed my mind, body, and soul.

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Image by Author: arriving in Wyoming

I have struggled with mental illness for as long as I can remember, I was diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age, by 12 years old I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety and depression, and by 24 years old that diagnosis became borderline personality disorder. Because of trauma, I have also struggled with eating disorders and disordered eating for nearly my entire life. …


Women can’t do anything without commentary from men

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Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash

This morning I woke up to a message on Instagram threatening my life and my husband’s life for “mixing politics with Instagram”. Though not surprising, being told that I should “stop complaining about guns because I’ll be running from one soon”, was a bit startling. However, I was prepared for the commentary because nearly every single day I get a comment on Medium from mainly, old white men, threatening me, abusing me, and otherwise putting their nose where it doesn’t belong. Which, brings me to my query: why can’t women be left alone, why can’t we do anything without receiving commentary from men? I, for one, am exhausted by this behavior. …


Now more than ever, we need to put ourselves first.

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Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

I am tired, sad, disappointed, and a myriad of other feelings in relation to what is happening right now in America. I’m scared, terrified that my reproductive rights will be stolen from me, terrified that my BIPOC friends are in more danger now than ever, terrified that myself and other LGBTQIA+ people are both in danger and are about to have our rights stripped from us. Every single day I open the news or social media to see more and more atrocities happening in America; from the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the current presidential election, it’s all terrifying and it’s all deeply upsetting. …


Here’s what it’s really like to be around your spouse 24/7.

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A few months ago my husband and I bought an RV (the one you see in the photo above) and decided to renovate it with the eventual goal of living in it and traveling the country full time. And then, about a month ago, we set off on this adventure after spending the entire summer renovating and building out the inside of our 23ft tiny home. …


Why white people need to let go of individualism and embrace community care.

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

For so many of us, we were raised to believe that individualism is our greatest asset. We have to work hard to get what we want, we have to embrace our individuality, we must take care of ourselves before we can take care of anybody else; in fact, relying on anybody for anything is often seen as a sign of weakness.

However, lately, the opposite has been proven as true, embracing community care is what makes us stronger and relying on individuality is what makes us weaker — we can see this very plainly in the mask vs. anti-mask debate. If we wear our masks we not only protect ourselves, we protect each other, when we don’t wear our masks we endanger ourselves and others. If, instead of thinking individually we think about our community we are able to embrace change and responsibility in positive ways. …


Three ways to prioritize movement while living nomadically

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Photo by Josh Felise on Unsplash

Recently my husband and I decided to live nomadically, often when people think about van life or RV living they imagine that it is mostly hiking, swimming, and the outdoors. However, realistically the majority of your time is spent sitting around and driving, thus you have to prioritize exercise and movement by setting out specific times of the day to move your body. …


A note on digital commentary and rape culture

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Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

About a year ago I wrote an article about being a tattooed woman and how irritating it is to be objectified on a daily basis when I am out doing normal things like eating breakfast with my family or walking my dog. Ever since then, on an almost daily basis, I get comments from countless men telling me that I am “asking for it,” because by making a choice about my body that means that I must be okay with being catcalled when I am simply trying to go about my day. Truly, it’s baffling how many grown men think that a. behavior like this is okay, and b. …


What happens now will be detrimental to America

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Last night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died quietly at home with her family while we, the people, couldn’t sit quietly by while hearing this news. Her death was louder to us than so many other different stories pouring in all at once, her death was a scream to wake us up from our slumber. In America, we are going through a social and political uprising that too many people have slumped away from. …

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