“Do you Work for Her?”

My mom was once beautiful, and academically talented. Now, years of chain cigarrette smoking,coke guzzling, bouts of mental illness,unemployment and trauma have caught up to her. When visiting her I clean her house, and then we walk to the convienence store to buy her some more coke. When we get…

You put into words (not specific to Ruth Bader Ginsberg) alot of my feelings in terms of 'neoliberal feminism', which I would not know how to express so poignantly. So thank you for this. I would consider myself idealistically a socialist, but also a pragmatist. When we speak and write about eliminating the current, capitalistic system that expoits the poor and marginalized people what system would we use to 'replace' the old system per se? And at what rate? what policies or systems would you think would be put into place that would eradicate the exploitation of the vulnerable?

I do not know who needs to hear this but it’s normal to not have it all figured out by now just keep going, or re-route if need be.

Turning 25, like many of my friends in this age range, had made me question all my life choices up to this point. Not only that but I came to the slow realization, that most ‘adults’ do not have it all figured out — we are all just floating on…

‘Love is as love does. Love is an act of will — namely, both an intention and an action… We do not have to love. We choose to love.” — Bell Hooks

When I was 21 I moved abroad for love, 4 years later I was left for the girl he told me ‘not to worry about’.

I could sit here and say it is a cautionary tale to warn your daughters about. In some ways it is.

Yet, in hindsight, if…

Eartha

I am an Epidemiologist/Sustainable Development specialist, sub-elite runner, and this is my creative outlet hope it is enjoyable/interesting to some people :D !

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