Lady Writer Supergroup

I had this grand plan to assemble a Feminist Fantasy League for real women (as in, women who actually exist.)

While compiling the list, I realized a good 90% of the women I admire are writers.

You know…oddly enough.

So I went with that. Continue reading

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Fantasy Feminist Team

I’m finally doing it.

I’m forming a girl squad.

I’ve put it off for years because my friends keep choosing true love over the sisterhood. They tell me marriage is a whole lot of fun.

BUT IS IT?

GIRL SQUAD, ASSEMBLE!

What would this squad do? I don’t know. Win? Fight for love and justice? Discuss film theory? Have pizza nights because I miss those most?

“Girl squad” sounds juvenile for something this important.

How about…Fantasy Feminist Team?

Perfect. Continue reading

Feminism Month

It’s that time again!

(I meant to post this yesterday, but ended up falling asleep in a nest of blankets on my kitchen floor instead. I may be ill.)

I didn’t finish all the books I had lined up for Spiritual Health month. Part of that is my fault: I kept adding interesting titles to my list and ended up with over 30 books. I have a problem.

In my defense, the Seattle Public Library refuses to relinquish titles I’ve been waiting on for a month. A MONTH.

While I waited for those books, I kept snagging titles from female authors, like a memoir about marriage by Ann Patchett and a book on pregnancy by Angela Garbes. One copy of Bossypants and several women’s history tomes later, my feminist books outnumbered my spiritual texts. Continue reading

Happy Anniversary (two days late…)

My pastor asked me how long I’d lived in Seattle yesterday.

I did the math and realized it’s been TWO YEARS.

WOW.

I guess that makes me a bonafide local.

Even though most days I hate living here, I wanted to celebrate this milestone.

If not celebrate, at least recognize.

I don’t think I’ll live here forever. But I love my church and the company I work for – I would be loath to leave them.

To mark this occasion, here are some things I’ve learned since moving here:

  1. The Light Rail only goes so far. When in doubt, take a bus.
  2. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEEKEND BUS SCHEDULE, or you could be stranded in University District without a ride to your friend’s wedding in Sand Point.
  3. Never go to Pike Place Market after 12:00 PM. NEVER GO THERE.
  4. Mainline Protestantism is a thing.
  5. I have stronger beliefs about LGBTQ rights and communion than I realized.
  6. You can never have too many books.
  7. Just kidding if you live in a studio.
  8. Rich people have bedrooms. If you want a bedroom so bad, find a roommate.
  9. Summit Street Starbucks on Capitol Hill has the best staff.
  10. Not all theatre is worth your time.