Sharisse Coulter Has Awkward Conversations (So You Don’t Have To)

I started a web series of interviews with my friends from diverse backgrounds as a way to resist the current administration’s attempts to divide us. There are a lot of challenging conversations to be had and we don’t all have to come from the same backgrounds or even ever agree on everything. What we needContinue reading “Sharisse Coulter Has Awkward Conversations (So You Don’t Have To)”

Want to Have Better Sex? #MeToo

In this MeToo/Time’s Up era and especially since the Aziz Ansari story broke, there has been a lot of discussion about the distinctions between sexual harassment, assault, rape and impropriety of varying degrees. These are important distinctions and I hope much thoughtful conversation goes into parsing them out. But I want to talk about whereContinue reading “Want to Have Better Sex? #MeToo”

Thanks Trump (and the GOP) For Setting Me Free

“The system didn’t work for me. I am on my own. And because of that I can stop lessening myself in order to preserve their egos. I can stop laughing at their sexist jokes. I can be opinionated and intelligent and talented and unladylike and even (gasp!) gain or lose weight and still like myself. I can dress up or wear pajamas all day. I can do whatever I goddamn please because I. Am. Free.”

I Have Given My Last F#@k

  I have always admired eccentric old ladies who say and do whatever they want, and I finally see how they come to the point where all of their fucks have been given. I’ve been in a pattern of being less interesting by wasting time not fully being myself—placating and worrying how I come acrossContinue reading “I Have Given My Last F#@k”

Breaking Up With The Patriarchy

As one year ends and another begins, it’s natural to reflect and make resolutions. This year my resolution isn’t about dieting, exercising more, or anything fit for an internet meme. This year I resolved to break off the most toxic relationship of my life. I am breaking up with the Patriarchy. We met when IContinue reading “Breaking Up With The Patriarchy”

Misogyny and Other Cock Blockers

**note from Sharisse** I originally planned to publish a blog about male feminists and how proud I am to be a part of this video for Lee’s new feminist anthem, “Boss Señorita.” Unfortunately, before I could post it, a misogynist went on a murdering spree in Santa Barbara. Lee and I, like a lot of people,Continue reading “Misogyny and Other Cock Blockers”