Category Archives: -isms

“Shrinking Women” by Lily Myers

Watch this fantastic performance by Lily Myers, “Shrinking Women” “I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives, not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave.” – Lily Myers

Betty White, Spirit Day, & Pride

Mark your calendars and wear purple for Spirit Day, October 17th, 2013! #SpiritDay

Why We Don’t Leave: The Cultural Epidemic of Oppression

I want to thank Leslie Morgan Steiner for courageously sharing her personal experience from an abusive marriage and for dispelling myths about domestic violence in her TED Talk entitled, “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” Her public recognition of the hardship and judgment that she and others face when attempting to leave an abusive relationship is […]

We Fight Together

http://youtu.be/RXIwkg3SXnU Today, especially today, I needed a reminder that I am not alone. It has been a difficult and disheartening few weeks on the civil rights front at home… attacks on women’s health, attacks on women in general, the invalidation of the Voting Rights Act, and case against George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old […]

May 20

Susan Sontag on Art

Monday (late afternoon) Motivation! “Modern aesthetics is crippled by its dependence upon the concept of ‘beauty.’ As if art were ‘about’ beauty—as science is ‘about’ truth!” September 10, 1964 As always, much love to Brain Pickings & Maria Popova for producing conversation and inspiration. This work is for sale on Etsy.com by wendy macnaughton – […]

May 17

The Riddle: Anti-homophobia message from the U.N.

The United Nations calls for an International Day Against Homophobia today, May 17th, 2013.  Share in solidarity! For more information on human rights around the globe, visit the U.N. website.

February 18

Monday Motivation

Thank you, Alan Watts and Tragedy and Hope

25 Things I’d Like My Son to Know – The Good Men Project

I get a lot of solid advice and insight from The Good Men Project, but this piece by Tom Matlack really got me teary this morning.  Such a loving list of advice from Dads to sons and a reminder to women that men aren’t made of steel.  Nor should they be. I hope this brightens […]

Brené Brown’s TED Talks

Two Must Watch Videos: Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame I became an official Brene Brown fan when she bravely addressed the seemingly “non-scientific” subject of vulnerability using evidence-based research and her own personal experience during the 2011 Ted Talks with “The Power of Vulnerability.”  My appreciation for her has only intensified […]

Miss Representation

Gratuitous cute baby picture of my niece, who will grow up to be a woman before we know it! I see a lot of women in therapy.  Most of them come to me with ideas about their bodies, minds, personalities, or other various features that are not true.  I usually begin with a discussion of […]