Thursday Thoughts: Guns, Guns, Guns

This week we had a mass shooting. Again. I thought to myself, “what can I say about this to my followers?” Then I thought, wait a minute, I wrote about this before on a blog I was doing with my conservative friend Lorie a few years back. Turns out the blog was written to the…

Monday Mayhem: Affirmations of Badassery

A few months ago I asked four of my dearest friends to, “think of five words that I offer women”. I don’t know why. I think I was feeling particularly insecure about myself and wanted to know that I was still inspiring to other people. I was at a strange point in my life. I…

Relentlessly Pursuing Magic-Marginalized No More

“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.” -Audre Lorde, Poetry…

Writing While Female

This week @JW4Hillary posted on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was, “guilty of writing while female”. The Internets have BLOWN UP because a WOMAN has written a book about her experience running for President. The BROS have their knickers in a twist and I am mad as hell about it. All this bitching about Hillary Clinton…

The Word of the Bird #1

This is what happens when you give a girl a writing prompt that contains the word “angry” in it. I wrote this piece as a reaction to the 2016 election. I have never before read anything I have written out loud…much less on video tape (I included the words here to accompany the video). I…

White Supremacy and Speaking Out

The events in Charlottesville, VA 10 days ago smacked me in the face and left me paralyzed. White supremacy is is NOT OK. It makes me feel gaggy in my throat with anger. It makes me damn mad. I know I am not alone in that feeling. I know that there are more of us…

Marginalized No More Activism Program is Launching in September

Like many of you who use social media, my friend Briana and I connected on Facebook during the 2016 election season when a mutual friend formed a “secret” Facebook group as a safe space for us to talk about our experiences. Although we have never met in person, Briana and I formed a deep bond…

Friday Funday!

WOAH! This week has been a whirlwind of excitement at Bird Girl Industries and I am so excited to share some great happenings with you. My Latest Publication I can hardly believe the joy I feel at having another essay published on the amazing website Kind Over Matter. The story of fear is one that…

What I Wore

I used to be the lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Utah. Yes, that is correct, I used to get paid to talk about sex with the Utah Legislature. It was a lovely job that most people think is a bit like sucking on lemons with no sugar on them. For me it was like a…

Monday Mirth

I am so excited about this kick ass life I hardly know how to express all my gratefuls for what is happening in my world. Last Wednesday I had an essay published on Kind Over Matter, the website that I regularly credit with saving my soul when I was going through a major life transition….