Good morning, kittens. Couple things.
One: Project X
Katie (Simone came out of the blogging closet, ‘member) and I have talked briefly about this, and consensus is that we won’t be putting down Project X after a set number of posts. Instead, we’ll revive it when we both feel like writing about something pertinent – say, once a month. We’d also like to actually find a good name for it…
Two: This week
I will be posting a Tree-Hugger Tuesday – but it’ll be tomorrow. Yes, I am aware that’s not a Tuesday, that’s a Wednesday. However. Things have been shitballs crazy and I had meetings from 9am straight through 7pm yesterday and a ridic weekend and some stress and some family shit so that’s when it’ll happen. Apologies to Tuesday for misuse of its name.
In case you haven’t been living in a cave/under a rock, you know there has been SOME SHIT in the US these days. Oh, like this shit and this shit and this shit and this shit and this shit and this shit. I don’t have time to get into it, but I just want to say that this SHIZ is not just at a national level – it is IN OUR BACKYARDS.
Look, I really really want to write something fun and light and silly. I know I’ve been pretty goddamn serious as of late. I’d like to talk a about sex, and about bodies, and about yoga, and about digging yourself out of feeling like crap. But – AUGH!
How can I ignore this stuff? How can I not talk about it, when it be all up IN my ladybusiness?
And, just recently, it’s become EVEN MORE personal (how is that possible, you ask? Well). I am about thisclose to coming out as a blogger – simply because I want to talk about how this has become even more personal. I want to talk about my FUCKING BACKYARD. Let’s see… on one hand is the dude who is enforcing his homophobic agenda on EVERYONE and peeps ain’t even wise enough to get it. On the other, oh, well, let’s see. You know how I am on this official organization about women’s issues? Well. Two weeks ago, an editorial ran in this right-wing paper that has a history of being colossally douchey. As a result of said inflammatory ridic EDITORIAL, my workplace forced the Women’s Commission to shut down our facebook page.
The editorial is one thing – but hey, freedom of speech. The reaction? Quite another my dear sir. No questions, no dialogue, no discussion, nothing.
Because APPARENTLY women’s health and contraception ARE TOO POLITICAL AND WE CAN’T POOOOOOOOOOSIBLY TAKE A STANCE ON THESE THINGS OR GAWD FORBID DISSEMINATE INFORMATION TO OTHER WOMEN.
And I want to discuss that, and have a conversation about that, and let y’all know that this SHIZ is happening in our back fucking yards, and to simply ADD TO THE SPOTLIGHT that THIS IS NOT OK.That THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
Sooooo that’s my life in a nutshell. Check back tomorrow for less serious, more green!
Anyways. I have to get back to it.