Musings

The Problem with Fast Writing, Fast Fashion and Fast Feminism (Or … Why Sites Like Jezebel and XOJane Often Do More Harm Than Good)

Garment workers in Rochester, NY, strike in 1913.   Fair warning: I’ve been a bit obsessive about the recent “skinny white girl” yoga post in XO Jane and the myriad amazing responses to it. I see no need to add too much here apart from to point readers to some thoughtful pieces in Flavorwire and… Continue reading The Problem with Fast Writing, Fast Fashion and Fast Feminism (Or … Why Sites Like Jezebel and XOJane Often Do More Harm Than Good)

Misc.

Loving this today: Dove on why you’re prettier than you think

New installment from Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. It’s so important to remember this when we try to judge ourselves. And as YA writers, it’s so important to keep in mind that what we write adds to this ongoing conversation. Here’s to characters that learn to trust and love themselves (even if they struggle, as every… Continue reading Loving this today: Dove on why you’re prettier than you think

Misc. · San Francisco

Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) on life

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing Nick Offerman, the actor who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, do stand-up, though it really shouldn’t be called stand-up–more a long speech about life peppered with musical numbers and general hilarity. From what I gathered his personality doesn’t deter much from his meat-loving, government-hating, woodworking… Continue reading Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) on life