Hi followers, are you celebrating this month? We’re in the middle of LGBT Pride Month, a time in particular for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans community to celebrate diverse sexual orientations and genders. June was chosen to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots which is said to have sparked LGBT activism in the United States. While there is certainly time and cause for cheer, we’d be … Continue reading Blogger Bills: Happy Pride Month!
Following the US 2016 election which gave us President Trump, there seemed to be a frenzy of reporters clamoring to share his supporters’ stories. Sam Bee and Full Frontal beat me at covering this biased narrative of poor, rural whites voting out of “economic anxiety.” Bee also brought up the point that– wait for it– “working class” is not synonymous with white! At first I … Continue reading Is My Mom Not Economically Anxious?
Hello readers, how are your sinuses? Last year I bought myself Blackwater as a belated birthday present and have only recently gotten around to it. I love learning, but it takes me 100 years to read non-fiction. One reason is because I feel like I should record or memorize everything. That may be futile, but at least with a blog, I’ve a searchable way to revisit what … Continue reading Book Club? with Blackwater
Hello readers, are you keeping dry? One thing I’ve noticed bloggers/influencers painted as (and I can’t say I haven’t thought it myself) is vapid or at least not utilizing any massive platform for action more meaningful. It’s understandable– many blog for business and wouldn’t want to alienate any potential customers. So it’s refreshing and inspiring to see women who haven’t or don’t usually talk about … Continue reading Whitewashing Feminism
Heya pals, give up your resolutions yet? 😅 Perhaps I should start a series on the things I find at 4am. I wrote about The Visit, and today I want to share a short documentary called Scandalize My Name. Although the US allied with the Soviet Union in WWII, soon afterwards, we decided that communists can’t sit with us. McCarthyism became the witch hunt of the times. … Continue reading Scandalize My Name
Hello buds, are you celebrating a holiday this week? I’m not a big Thanksgiving person, but it does seem to be getting more festive as people are putting up wreaths and lights, so I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet. Whether you’re eating turkey tomorrow, celebrating something soon, or supporting Native American Heritage Month, it may very well require the green stuff. No, not a … Continue reading Offset Holiday Costs with SurveySavvy
Hurricane Irma was an incredibly intense and large storm that broke all kinds of records. Some people may envy the year-long warm weather and sunshine of tropical regions, but it does have a price. I’ve lived in Florida all my life and have dealt with my fair share of hurricanes, but this is the first time that I’ve ever went 3 days without power. And … Continue reading Hurricane Irma
So I was originally going to blog about prison labor and companies to avoid, but since writing my Beauty Bakerie post, I’ve been reminded that there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism (hard to trace every factor of a product) and trickle-down economics don’t work. Furthermore, the companies benefiting from what’s being called slavery are the usual suspects like Walmart which may be difficult for poor … Continue reading Shop Latinx Wishlist!
Hey there reader! Do you have a blog or other website? Is it Google or Facebook? If not, you might be interested in a little idea called net neutrality. Today websites, Internet users and other activists will be taking action to raise awareness about and support for it. Net neutrality prevents Internet Service Providers (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc) from charging websites and apps attracting traffic. … Continue reading Net Neutrality
This past weekend was Earth Day and thousands marched for science. One of the celebrations in my neck of the woods was a free concert at Williams Park. Williams Park is actually where I attended an event raising awareness for the criminalization of homelessness a couple of years ago. It’s a small place compared to other parks in the area, but right in the middle … Continue reading St. Pete Earth Day