March for Science – Chicago

I’m no scientist. I have scientist genes somewhere in there, and I find science fascinating; heck, I’ll even go out of my way to encourage young girls into STEM fields, but I’m a humanities girl through-and-through. However, science is not only vital; to me, it is inextricably linked with the search for (and consequent recent denial of) truth.

So I marched as a science ally, if you will. We packed up Emily, grabbed a parking spot on SpotHero, donned our Pussyhats, and went. Read more ›

A Partial Strike – #DayWithoutAWoman

Since the Women’s March organizers announced that our next step was to be a general strike to make our absence felt in the workplace and make it known how necessary women are to the economy, I’ve had my reservations. I applauded the women of Poland in October for their strike against their government’s proposed abortion ban, and I stand in solidarity with Irish women doing the same next week, but I can’t seem to shake the idea that ours is not the same. Read more ›

Teaching Tolerance: For My Students, the Women’s March is Just the Beginning

I’m over at the Teaching Tolerance blog today, talking about my students’ reactions to my going to the Women’s March on Washington: Their responses were as varied and multifaceted as they are. One girl said that the march should be Read more ›

Ms. Blog: A Crafty Way to Support the Women’s March

I’m over at the Ms. Magazine blog today talking about Pussyhats: and the Women’s March: In launching the Pussyhat Project, the co-founders created a meditative and communal activity that serves as a mindfulness practice as well as an organizing opportunity. Read more ›

No Resolutions for Me This Year

‘Tis the season of resolutions and promises to ourselves. Of one-word focused thoughts. Of gym memberships and diet plans. Of trying to be better versions of ourselves. At the moment, though, guilt is probably the most powerful motivator in my life because I feel intense guilt for not being more, or better, or focusing, or dieting. Read more ›