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.”

Trump Grabbed Me By The PTSD

The first time I was sexually assaulted I was nine-years old. That’s right, nine. To really put that into perspective (as if any should be required) here’s what I looked like at that age. Undeniably sexy, right? Just look at those bangs. Who could resist? This isn’t something I expected to discuss publicly. Ever. MostContinue reading “Trump Grabbed Me By The PTSD”

The Politics of Silence

Usually I don’t write about my political beliefs, respecting that everyone’s opinions are equally valid and deserve to be part of the civil discourse. However, based on the current US presidential election I am making an exception. In my opinion, it is a moral choice rather than a political one to speak out. The issue is not Republican versus Democrat.Continue reading “The Politics of Silence”

Trump and the Myth of Disconnection

Imagine this breaking news: “Aliens Attempt to Steal Earth’s Sun. Humanity Doomed Unless Aliens Defeated.” As preposterous as this headline may be, it does one important thing. It unites humanity against a common foe. Lately in the news I hear a lot of “us” versus “them.” Whether it’s Republicans versus Democrats, Christians versus Muslims, blackContinue reading “Trump and the Myth of Disconnection”