We live a pretty good life. Sure, some days are hard and there are some things I wish we didn’t have to suffer through. But, at the end of the day, we are some of the lucky ones. My daughter has never known hunger; when we had a huge health scare, we were flown to … More Practicing empathy
Do you remember the 29 children that died at Sandy Hook elementary school? A group of people around the world is trying to do just that and to bring something positive to the world, to give hope. So annually they’re organizing 29 days of Kindness. Every day followers are reminded of one of the children … More A gesture of kindness where it is most needed
This has already been on upworthy, but I want to make sure I can find it again. Enjoy.
Like many others, gym class was the worst. Yes, I was nerdy, but the problem wasn’t that I wasn’t athletic. I was. I swam on the team year round and could hold my own in most sports. The problem was that I wasn’t popular. I wasn’t supposed to fit in or be part of the … More The dent in the locker
I first heard about No Name Calling Week over at Lesbian Family. I thought the idea was great. I have been thinking about bullying and what I want to say about it. This is a hard topic for me. I was bullied. But I was lucky– I have the personality and a strong support system … More No Name Calling Week
Messy Nessy did a great piece on What Model Posses Would Look Like in Real Life. The above video is from that piece and shows reactions of public as average size women standing in public places in these awkward positions. Check out the piece for the pictures and commentary by the artist who pulled … More Bent, broken, powerless, childlike: Models in the real world
What are the Disney Princesses teaching our daughters? And, frankly, what are they teaching our sons? Yes, they are shinny and pretty and sparkly. Yes, they have lovely voices, can dance, talk to animals, and seem quite happy. Yes, smiles are plastered on their faces. Yes, they live in clean houses and aspire to (and … More What are we teaching with Disney Princesses?