On Tattoos and Body Image

I've been a little Pinterest-happy because I had an idea for a tattoo on my forearm. As majority of my pieces are on my back or front torso, I (obvi) don't get to look at them often and I wanted a piece I could actually see without a mirror. The other afternoon, I took a … Continue reading On Tattoos and Body Image

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Smash the Patriarchy II – To my younger self:

There was a post that was shared by several contacts on Facebook about how women should be modest in the way they dress because, and I quote, "Real men love their gift wrapped." This made me so angry, I'm still seething three days after reading it. While this started as a rant to counter what … Continue reading Smash the Patriarchy II – To my younger self:

Smash the Patriarchy I – Gym Edition

A little disclaimer: While my boxing trainer's a little sexist, I don't think there's any malicious intent in what he says; He just doesn't know any better. I try to do what I can, as un-preachingly as possible. That being said, I felt incredibly proud of him earlier. A year ago, he might've said, "No, you … Continue reading Smash the Patriarchy I – Gym Edition

On Valka (and Motherhood.)

(Mostly about motherhood.) How to Train Your Dragon 2 was funny, smart, touching, and all sorts of amazing and magical and everything an animated movie for all ages should be. But this isn't a review, this is about the newest HBIC in town and quite possibly my new hero, Valka. Spoilery stuff ahead. Valka is a … Continue reading On Valka (and Motherhood.)