Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Justice

I feel greedy. I feel covetous. I feel hungry. I desire equality. I desire change. I desire collaboration. I feel passionate. I feel fury. I feel obsessive. I crave a voice. I crave a choice. I crave acknowledgement. I do not want women to be hung for their decisions like this man does. I do…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Not looking back

The patriarchy manifests itself as a shitty list of shoulds…as uncertainty with our partners when we speak our truth. It tells us to be quiet…to stop taking up space. The patriarchy says demure…be quiet…HUSHHHHHHHHH. Don’t yell…smile. Don’t question what is happening…nothing is wrong. I am guessing that like me, you have been getting a whole…

Cleavage backed up with facts – Dr. Melissa Bird, PhD

Last night I broke my cardinal rule. I picked a fight with a total stranger on Facebook. It made me cry all night and all morning. It took me all the way until this afternoon to gather my wits and apologize publicly, which I did. Yes, the impenetrable Dr. Bird has a heart and cries…a…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Gratitude for the Activists

I am grateful for activists. I receive lots of really incredible emails on a pretty regular basis. This week I received some remarkable messages that I think are pretty great. One was from a student of mine who read the chapter about “substance use” in our textbook and took exception with the language used. He…

Monday Mayhem – Invitation to Risk

I have a tattoo on my back that says “forward out of darkness, forward into light”. I got it after Utah state legislator LaVar Christensen killed the first bill I ever wrote in 2004. It is part of the motto the suffragettes sewed on their banners when they marched for the 19th Amendment. My tattoo…