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Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

These letters to and from Nadya and Slavoj create a fascinating dialogue between Slavoj’s unpicking of the theory behind Pussy Riot’s protests and Nadya’s very real insights. 39 more words


Amy Poehler

There is something about a woman with a sense of humor. Which you will see in the next several installments of people who inspire me. 159 more words



A couple of weeks ago I went to a family…thing.

I’m sitting next to my 16 year niece. She is gorgeous and well-spoken and sweet and funny. 668 more words

Acts Of Love

Queen Victoria

Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. A month later, after her uncle, the Prince Regent, rejected the names Georgiana, Charlotte, Augusta, and Elizabeth, the baby was christened Alexandrina Victoria, after her godfather Tsar Alexander and her mother Victoire. 1,166 more words


End your weekend with some feminist YouTube videos

Finding YouTube channels dedicated to celebrating feminism is a highlight of my day. I am always looking for new podcasts or YouTube channels that are dedicated to celebrating people for who they are and also challenging offensive and discriminatory behavior. 255 more words


FLORA AND ULYSSES, by Kate DiCamillo

The story: Flora is horrified when her neighbor, Tootie Tickham, accidentally sucks a squirrel into her vacuum cleaner. But things get even weirder when it turns out that the squirrel’s near-death experience has changed him–no longer is he just a food-seeking rodent. 95 more words

Fiction Here & Now

My Wonderful Senior Year in High School. NOT. (It got better in College.)

In high school I was that girl who was attractive enough to date the captains of the basketball and football teams (not at the same time, of course) while smart enough to be in the top honors classes. 838 more words