As you have probably heard by now, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital today, recovering from a fall that fractured three of her ribs.
RBG is more than just a person at…this point: she has morphed into a symbol. Of course, there is the millennial-friendly “Notorious RBG” iconography, which basically makes her the court’s equivalent of Beyonce. But she is much, much more than just a symbol — through her whole life, she has stood up for women’s rights and equal treatment under law, with fierce… >> Read More
As it says in the Nina Simone song: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… and I’m feeling good.”
This morning, we awoke to a country where the Democrats will control the House of…Representatives — a major step forward for the whole checks and balances thing. It’s a morning where our new House will, for the first time, have over 100 female representatives — including the first Native American women elected to Congress, the first Muslim women to represent their states in the House, and not one but… >> Read More
Like many, many people across the country, I am pretty pissed off right now. Whether or not you believe that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, pretty much the…entire country has stepped away from the proceedings with a collective bad taste in our mouths. The hearings themselves had a very Salem witch trial feel to them — and at the very least, they highlighted privilege, and the way that a white man can be visibly, loudly angry in a way that is apparently… >> Read More
I got “woke” this morning before 7 a.m., all thanks to some sequins.
You’ve probably noticed that many, many kids have flippy sequin shirts. Not only are they super shiny and sparkly — an…instant plus with most kids in the 3-10 age range — but there is also something remarkably, oddly pleasant about the tactile sensation of running your hand up and down the sequins to flip them in one direction or another. Kids particularly love the sensory element of these shirts (though adults are not immune). As… >> Read More
I have two boys at two different summer camps right now. One of them is having a blast. The other is also having a great time — but I only know that because I have extrapolated it from his…silence. My oldest son, 14, knows that when it comes to letters, he needs to Feed The Beast. (Yes, “the beast,” in this particular scenario, is me.). He knows that I am someone who gets super excited about receiving real mail, and have ever since I was little. In fact, when I was a girl,… >> Read More