I'm going to use this Leslie Knope holiday to introduce my ride or die, the other half of my package deal, fellow mother to my cat children... Jenna Bradley. I don't know if it's because I'm poly and view relationships differently or what, but my best friend isn't just my best friend. She's my platonic… Continue reading Happy Galentine’s Day!
My cat is my therapist.
One of the most notable things about my life is the fact that I have six cats, and I don't think it's weird at all. Something that I wouldn't have known how to articulate four years ago is that I believe full-stop in the healing powers of pet therapy. When I tried and failed to… Continue reading My cat is my therapist.
Feminist Friday: Black History Month
As a white person, I think February is a time for reflection. Black History should absolutely be celebrated by everyone, but I think it's really important for white people to realize that we even manage to further oppress the historical figures we attempt to celebrate. One obvious example is Rosa Parks. She is one of… Continue reading Feminist Friday: Black History Month
why I want to lose weight
I've mentioned in a vague sort of way that two of my main goals right now are making better financial decisions and getting to a healthier place physically. I think when it comes to financial and physical health, both are tricky conversations to navigate, so I want to provide a little context. Today, I have… Continue reading why I want to lose weight
What’s in a name?
So... I'm bipolar. It's a thing. I feel like most people don't understand what bipolar disorder actually is. There is such a stigma surrounding mental illness, and the term "bipolar" is in the zeitgeist as an insult for someone who is being unreasonable. People throw it around carelessly, never pausing to think maybe someone in… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Let’s stop hibernating, maybe?
The last day of January came and went, and I can't deny it... I accomplished approximately 0.3% of the goals I had for the month. Out of my endless list of ambitions, I managed to bring my lunch to work everyday and get a repairman to come hook up our laundry machines. That's pretty much… Continue reading Let’s stop hibernating, maybe?
feminism as a trend
We humans have this really annoying tendency to care about celebrities' opinions on topics where they severely lack expertise. We follow diets that models get paid to peddle on instagram, we vote reality stars into political office, and we define our activism based on actors and musicians. It's human nature, I suppose, but that doesn't… Continue reading feminism as a trend
Polyamory is kind of a complicated concept, and because our culture has been built on obligatory monogamy, people tend to disapprove without really understanding it. I think it's a combination of fear of the unknown, feeling threatened, and subconscious prejudice. That's fine, guys! I get it. But for us, it's who we are, and all… Continue reading Why poly?
Weather advisory: Bipolar Vortex
This may be polarizing information (lol), but I have bipolar disorder. Did this post suddenly get a little too vulnerable for some of you? TMI? Trust me, I get it. Mental illness can cause a lot of off-putting behaviors, so there is definitely a lot of stigma around talking openly about it. I try my… Continue reading Weather advisory: Bipolar Vortex
We are a “we”.
I am simply beyond delighted to be starting this blog with the love of my life. I love the idea of chronicling our journey together, as well as having an outlet for both individual and joint creative projects. So, hi! Here we are, shouting into the void. Shila and I started dating in August of… Continue reading We are a “we”.