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The Wearing of the Red

I read this poem I wrote at a rally today: The Wearing of the Red (on International Women’s Day) I am the color of … Anger…of red in the face blush and shame Of things perpetrated against us that we … Continue reading

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Showgirl Style the Documentary

My buddy Heidi Moore –one of  the other few strange and creative geniuses of Plumas County has just released her mini-documentary Showgirl Style which chronicles a three-day burlesque inspired retreat we did in Twain Harte (near Sonora, CA) in September. I … Continue reading

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The Church of the Inappropriate

I wasn’t thinking when I let my daughter go to church with a friend on Sunday. She’d done a sleepover like tween girls do and it seemed a natural extension. I like the people she was hanging with. It didn’t … Continue reading

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The Women are Right Here

File this under things I didn’t think would still be an issue when I hit my forties… This morning I was reading about how it’s 2015 and theater companies across the United States are announcing their seasons of plays and … Continue reading

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I Hate This Book, Ms. Garcia

I hear this …quite a good deal. Unfortunately way too much. I assign a book for my community college students to read and they say, “I hate this book, Ms. Garcia.” Sometimes they say things like, “I don’t like this; … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day & Um Why Feminism Is Needed

I am a feminist woman who just got finished grading a bunch of papers because I’m also a teacher –historically a woman’s job by the way and like social work, the two lowest paying of the ‘professions’ –not just a … Continue reading

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Somebody Had to Tell Me

Somebody had to tell me I was fat Somebody had to tell me I was short Somebody had to tell me I was too white to be Mexican Somebody had to tell me I was too chingona to be white … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter 2014

It’s the end of the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am an American with two incredible children (no really, people who hate children love my children, that’s how fucking cool they are), I live in this house … Continue reading

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Sanguine Dreams & Nightmares

I am channeling those books I’ve read. The ones I gave away at the end of Women’s Studies part I. I remember reading , acknowledging, hell in that happy hippy way affirming that the moon cycle was to be honored … Continue reading

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My Middle Aged Punk Band

My Middle Aged Punk Band I’ve often thought that Having a middle-aged all female punk band Would be cool. It would be different Than the first time around. When I was 18 I screamed with a trio Called the Celibate … Continue reading

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