Monday Mayhem – Shushed by the patriarchy

Holy crapola! Two nights ago I had the most vivid dream! I dreamt that everywhere I tried to go I got stopped. I had huge meetings and presentations and I was blocked every step of the way. Getting lost. Clothes snagging on hooks. Couches in front of doorways. It was a WEIRD night! I shared…

Monday Mayhem – YIPPEE I got a troll!

Oh, guess what? I have a new YouTube channel with all my amazing FB live videos on it! And do you know what I received as a special bonus gift when I loaded all of my amazing, juicy, feminist badassery onto YouTube? A TROLL! And he isn’t even cute. But he called me a DYKE…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – How is it that we are winning?

I was recently asked by a Twitter buddy how I can be thinking that we are winning with shit being so bad for women. I get it – things aren’t so good. Kavanaugh. Roe. Health Care. Separation of Children. Death of the Environment. I could go on and on and on…but I won’t because I…

“Flesh vases for dick flowers.”

This week I watched Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special “Nanette” THREE TIMES. If you haven’t watched it yet…do yourself the biggest favor EVER and watch it…RIGHT NOW. One hour and 9 minutes of complete magic. I promise you won’t be sorry and I would love to know which part struck you the most. She talks about stories….

Monday Mayhem – The Sound of Silence

Remember your magic. Remember you’re magic. -Lisa Lister   How often have I silenced myself for fear of being heard? How often have I denied my true calling for fear of being seen? How often have I deleted my unfiltered thoughts for fear of having my words twisted? How often have I shushed myself for…

Monday Mayhem – Playground Patriarchy

Words I never thought I would have to write…our 10 year old daughter was beaten up by a 10 year old boy on the playground last week. This wasn’t just bullying. It was more than that. And it was one of the most frightening things I have ever experienced as a parent. Here are some…

Monday Mayhem – Mutilating the Patriarchy

Hello loves, I woke up this morning and wanted to write you a letter about advocacy. What is advocacy all about anyway? Why should we even do it? What does it matter? And where in the crap do we find daily motivation to keep going in 2018? Merriam-Webster defines mayhem as, “willful, permanent, crippling mutilation”….

Monday Mayhem – Burn the Patriarchy DOWN!

Yesterday I got this kick ass message from my friend where she said: “This was the anger roiling in me this morning. While the snow came down, the fire in me got hotter. It’s time to let the motherfuckers burn. I love you so much for how you inspire me and so many others. You’re…

Roadblocks, justice, and finding your calling – Monday Mayhem

When we engage in advocacy and speak our truth, sometimes we hit a major roadblock. Mine is my “good girl”. She is an expert at saying, “shhhhhh, be quiet, sit down and shut up before someone sees you.” Feeding into this mindset can stop us from taking action. When women engage in advocacy and speak…

Little Miss Eff Sh*t Up

Last week I posted a blog about the sexual harassment that has occurred at the USC School of Social Work. One of my former professors has been found guilty of sexual harassment involving several colleagues that I respect and admire. His colleagues have spoken out. The MSW students have spoken out. And the PhD students…