I wanted to post about something light and fun this week, but there’s too much else on my mind. I like being aware of what’s going on in the world, I always have, but at times like this it can feel draining and disheartening to even look at my Twitter feed, let alone see the … More We can do so much better than this.
I’m not one of those people who considers beauty to be a feminist act or an extension of feminism. Choosing to have long hair or wear makeup isn’t going to “smash the patriarchy” or do anything substantial to fix gender inequality. You’re more than welcome to make those choices, but your outward appearance isn’t a … More “It’s just hair.”
Every year after award shows I see posts from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and other entertainment magazines about the results all over social media. Inevitably the comment sections (which, for some masochistic reason, I go against my better judgement and skim through) are always filled with the same kinds of people: “Who cares?” one writes. “Big … More Art does matter.
And for me, the best way to do that is to write it all down, even if it comes out sounding like a teenager’s diary entry. (The “sharing it with however many people read this blog” part doesn’t necessarily factor in, but it’s comforting to know that someone who comes across this might feel the … More I have to acknowledge what I’m feeling right now.
(and why neither is “more important.”) Since I was a teenager I’ve been told (mainly by my parents) “You need to be doing more by yourself. How do you think you’re ever going to live by yourself if you can’t do these things?” They wanted me to get better at self care, and be more … More Self care and independence