Plan to be Raped: The Michigan Abortion Law

There are times when words feel fruitless; writing them down feels like screaming at the top of my lungs to an empty room. Sometimes, we have to do it anyway. This is one of those times. About a week ago, I read a story which reported that the Michigan legislature was considering passage of a […]

This is Just the Beginning

The air was warm, the sun beaming down, and as I looked to the sky, I knew my sisters and brothers across the globe were dancing with me. There are few moments in time when words escape me; when I can’t quite encapsulate how something made me feel. But the events of February 14, 2013 […]

Plain and Simple: A Huge Disservice

As a currently unemployed member of the women’s rights community, tonight’s Vice Presidential debate was going to be the highlight of my evening – I was, quite honestly, hoping to see some serious Paul Ryan butt kicking. Then I read this headline: “Report challenges rape ‘as a weapon of war’ idea.” My brain froze. I’ll just […]

We Are One

“It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent.“ – Eve Ensler on V-Day’s campaign, One Billion Rising As most of you likely know, I moved […]

There When We Need a Voice

I trekked out to Bethesda last night for some dinner at Vapiano’s, an inexpensive but delicious Italian restaurant, and was quickly informed, upon glancing the ominous line of black limos and SUVs, that Vice President Joe Biden was inside. I have to admit, I love me some Biden. His sometimes abrasive, often loud-mouthed ways may […]