Word to the wise: “I wish somebody would’ve told me/warned me/prepared me” is a shitty feeling. If we wanted women to succeed we would stop selling them fantasies. It’s not informed consent if you don’t know what to expect. We teach girls that they “become women” at menstruation, that they’re destined for motherhood (conveniently omitting sex as the path to said motherhood) and condition us our whole lives to become wives (“no one will marry you if… “) but somehow they still fail to tell us the truth. The whole truth. Fantasies are for children and continuing to perpetuate them robs us of our agency.Continue reading “[Un]informed consent”
Alternate title: “I have other talents” a meditation on fear and failure.
I’m a dreamer, a scientist and an artist. An optimist and a realist. I believe in the life-affirming power of contradictions and fear.
As we walk this journey together, I think some things are pretty clear (particularly because it’s my 40th post!): I’m passionate about friendship and I enjoy giving people their roses while they’re still around to smell them.
As you know, friendship is a big deal to me: oases in this here cruel life. I also believe in letting people smell their roses
Dear lovely humans who may or may not know me. Here’s a (relatively) short and reflective post getting to know the human behind this non-blog.
Your favourite unconventional edition of #wcw where I string together compliments via thesaurus (because words are wonderful and women are glorious)!
I am my mother’s daughter and her mother’s blood runs in my veins. I am a product of unconventional traditionalists. If conditioning is preparation, Legacy is simply generational conditioning. True to tradition, I’ve been conditioned to be unconventional.
My 20th (!) post is rightfully a celebration of the women whose lives, talents and art bring me joy and inspire me to be more. As always I throw a thesaurus at you but that’s half the fun!
Your every other weekly dose of #wcw with a twist. A space to uplift and admire women from all walks of life whose movements matter to and move me. Also, a thesaurus worthy game of Spot the adjective!
This movement to encourage and highlight the female voices that give me life and courage and inspiration. And, as always a masterclass in adjectives. WCW with a twist: I see you. All.