Category: social justice

Summer reading 2015

Summer reading 2015

I keep saying I want to read more poetry, and then I never do. So I’m making my summer reading goal to read ten poetry collections by the end of August. More specifically, I want to read poetry by people of color, women, and anyone writing from/about a culture that is different from the dominant...

I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat

I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat

Newsflash! I don’t have a flat stomach! This does not—and it bears repeating—this does not mean I am pregnant. It means I don’t have a flat stomach. Like most women. (And even if I were pregnant, that’s none of your fracking business. Because you’re a complete stranger or someone I met three times, briefly, and...

Women buy tools, too

Women buy tools, too

My husband and I stand with our contractor neighbor in the house we’ve just purchased. Tack board from the carpet my husband removed the day before lines the perimeter of the dining room floor. My husband says, “I got all the carpet pulled up, but the tack boards are nailed down, so I need to...