(h/t to Feministe for this) And out of my own home city's gay newspaper comes this story, about a transwoman who was dismissed from a temporary job with the caveat that if she wanted to work there again, she would have to submit photos of her genitalia: Blatt worked at Sapa for about a month,… Continue reading first we need to take a look in your pants.
I know I've been neglecting you lately, and I'm sorry. I promise to post something interesting this week. In the meantime, say hello to the little gremlin currently living under my bed: xoxo, Rachel
I'm heading to NYC for three days this morning, where I have tentative plans to meet up with Associate Editor Quincy of the Raintown Review tomorrow night. The rest of the time will be taken up with HR-type meetings, which are probably less interesting than hearing my tales of trying to hang out with a… Continue reading country mouse in the big city
I turned 30 in July, and for my birthday, my friend Don gave me a gift card to Barnes and Noble. It's a fairly common occurrence: people who don't know me that well tend to get me gift cards to book stores, as they know I like to read. People who do know me well… Continue reading BN makes me grumpy.
John Hughes passed away yesterday from a heart attack while walking in Manhattan. Hughes’ movies shaped a good portion of my adolescence into adulthood. I believe Molly Ringwald is the perfect woman, and I used to (sort of still do) overidentify with her characters. I have an Iona, an Allison, a Randy in my circle… Continue reading losing a pop-culture icon
I have a John Hughes memorial post percolating, but in the meantime, please enjoy my newest obsession (pardon the crappy video - I couldn't find a decent one) - Ingrid Michaelson's "The Chain":
So I am fully prepared to eat my words, and admit that I was perhaps too skeptical about the new women's conference initiative kicked off by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu. I visited the Facebook group again today - the membership has grown over night from a few hundred to more than 2,000, and the… Continue reading more on WILA / women in lit
So. I just received (and I mean, literally JUST received) a message on Facebook from the Women Poets Reader Directory. The message was advertising the following new initiative, originated by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu: A few days ago, Cate Marvin sent out an open letter to a group of women writers detailing her concerns… Continue reading women in literature
Yesterday was Domestic-ing Day at Casa Buneke: I cleaned house while Donna did some yard work. She pruned some hedges, weeded out a couple very overgrown spots, and cleaned up around some of the bricked-in gardens. All in all she did a nice job - and with great timing, as the rain started today.Today, after… Continue reading donna’s psychedelic thumb