I am Tom Petty. I am a Heartbreaker.

Well, I won’t back downNo I won’t back downYou can stand me up at the gates of hellBut I won’t back down No I’ll stand my groundWon’t be turned aroundAnd I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me downGonna stand my ground And I won’t back down(I won’t back down)Hey baby, there ain’t no easy way...

How My Mom Casually Taught Me to be a Feminist

It’s not hard for me to see how I became so demanding about my basic equal rights as a woman. The movies and TV shows that my mother surrounded me with as I grew up speaks volumes about the woman she is and feminist beliefs she taught me. My mother LOVES Mary Tyler Moore. Mary...

For the Record…

Enough asking questions. Enough using logic. Enough putting together clear, thought-out arguments. I have one thing to say to Donald Trump and the Trump Administration. It’s a message from a lot of us but if you’re reading this, go ahead and put my name on your list to take the blame for it… We know...

Mouthpiece of Terror

Dear Press Secretary and all-around Mouthpiece of Terror Sean Spicer, I hope you know what you’re doing. Seriously. I’m not joking or trying to tease you. I hope you didn’t take this job lightly. I hope you didn’t think that taking this job was going to bring you and your family, for generations, anything other...

Gray Gardens

Everyday I wake up in Donald Trump’s America and prepare myself for the news. It takes all of my courage and backbone to move forward through my anxiety and depression and face the day. Being on the West Coast means that by the time I get up, our President has already done two, maybe three,...

New America

Everyday I watch as my country turns into Nazi Germany. Say that I’m exaggerating. Say that I’m taking my dislike and distrust of Donald Trump to new heights. Say that I’m employing scary tactics. None of that surprises me. And none of it stops my thoughts, either. Why? Because the same thoughts and feelings were...

Enough

I’d like to take a moment to address Senator Chris McDaniel and his recent FaceBook post. After much thought, I’ve decided to do it with the same condescension that Senator McDaniel employed since I feel it must be the tone and attitude he understands best. Well done, Senator McDaniel. You must be so proud of...

Our New Normal

Everyday when we wake up in Trump’s America, there’s something new and horrifying to behold. It’s overwhelming. I’m sure it’s meant to be. Scientists are on lock-down. The EPA isn’t allowed to speak. The Wall is beginning. The Affordable Care Act is being repealed without an alternative. Medicare and Medicaid are under attack. A group...

My Apology

This blog is just for me. It’s not about anybody else. These are my feelings about myself and I need to own them. I need to apologize. I need to apologize to all my human brothers and sisters for letting you down. I just turned 41. I wasn’t blind. I wasn’t unaware. I didn’t think...

Eulogy

The United States of America is officially dying. As 2016 comes to a close, our country struggles to take its lasts breaths. We say goodbye to a beloved President and First Family, the first African-American First Family and are forced to shake hands with the person who questioned our leader’s birth certificate for 8 years....