Stop Telling Women to Chill Out

Dudes. I keep reading and hearing about women whose husbands or brothers or male family members or bosses or strangers are telling them to chill out. Sometimes this is thinly veiled code for "Oh My God, I am never going to have sex again." Most of it is male cluelessness. Sometimes that cluelessness (I'm done mincing... Continue Reading →

Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough To Make Me Go Home

I don't recognize the country I left eight years ago. I don't recognize my home. When I left, I never feared being shot over a parking spot or of my life ending in a pool of bloody popcorn kernels while watching a blockbuster onscreen. I didn't have nightmares of my children being gunned down at school,... Continue Reading →

The Problem We All Live With

Growing up in the United States, there are certain bold-face names you immediately associate with American history. They are the names that are instantly recognizable to every school child: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks. There are other names that may jangle a bell in your memory,... Continue Reading →

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