Pink and Pearls

Pink and Pearls

by Vennessa Walker Pink and Pearls in honor of the First but not the Last Madame Vice President. I debated which string to wear for today’s historic inauguration: the pearls my mother gave me or the ones I got for myself? As I considered each, I realized that if every...
My Weight and Body Image Battle

My Weight and Body Image Battle

If I had a nickel for every time I felt shitty about myself because of my weight, I would be rich. Filthy, stinkin’ rich. Like, Bill Gates rich.  Feeling unhappy with my body and my weight has been a running loop both in the background and in the forefront of my...
Tales from Mars, An Apology

Tales from Mars, An Apology

by Rene’ The death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is a great loss for our country, women in particular and it is a loss I feel very deeply.  Whether or not you agree with her opinions and decisions, there is no denying she was monumental in advancing women’s rights...
The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

by Susan S. I’ve been told that when I was around 2 or 3 years old, I was very friendly and outgoing, always laughing and talking to people. My parents were in charge of the dorms at a boarding school/convent and the nuns who lived there knew and loved me as a happy...
A Bigger Word

A Bigger Word

by Mary Beth I would bet we’ve all seen the insurgency of signs, posts, framed art, and home decor peppered with inspirational quotes to fit any struggle, need, or occasion.  Some of them really speak to me.  I’ve been known to print those that have special...