Writer. Feminist. Sustainabilibuddy. Fight me.
A Female Perspective on "Ellie"
In the wake of the recent Overwatch Contenders scandal/bullshit, I just want to talk about some of my experiences with online gaming as a female. Maybe this way, no one else will feel compelled to conduct a "social experiment" that could potentially set women-in-professional-gaming back years.
What Should We Do When a Celeb is Accused of Something Terrible?
When I was a kid, I loved Pirates of the Caribbean. I don't mean a little love – I was obsessed. My parents redecorated my entire room to fit the pirate theme. I saw the second movie seven times in theaters, with friends, family, even alone. I could recite every line of every movie, and of course, I had the posters. Lots and lots of posters. Mostly of one person: Johnny Depp.
Cultural Appropriation Costumes
Let's start this article with a caveat. I am a White, cisgender female. I experience a great deal of privilege. I also do not have children, so when a friend of mine posted a Facebook status talking about whether or not it was racist to allow her daughter to dress up as Moana for Halloween, I had to take a step back.
Growing Up with 30+ Cats
First of all, this is not an Animal Hoarders Horror Story. The cats at my mom's house were well-fed, well-loved, and taken care of. We lived in the country, and they had plenty of space. They went to the vet when they were sick. They were happy, and the ones remaining at my mother's house, still are.
Breaking Up With Friends
Break ups are never fun. But when you decide to split with a partner or significant other, you know the drill. You eat some ice cream, you watch some bad movies, and you jam out to your epic Screw That Jerk playlist on Spotify. It's not easy, but at least you know what you're supposed to do.
LGBTQ – What's That A For?
I logged onto Facebook yesterday and discovered it was National Coming Out Day. How exciting! A lot of my queer friends wrote beautiful and bold posts about their experiences and their identities. Some were funny, some were heart-wrenching. All of them were brave, and I salute each and every one of them.
I Met My Husband in First Grade
I mean, obviously, we didn't get married at six years old. I did have a crush on him, though. I distinctly remember writing down a "List of Cute Boys" when I was in first grade. Joe's name was number two. Number one? Aaron Carter.