Life used to work in compartments for me. School. Work. Love. Politics. Activism. Of course there were intersections, but nothing like the life I live now. The mashup of this blog’s subject matter is where it all happens for me now.

Q: Who are you?

A: I am a woman-mother-feminist-teacher-partner-student-doula-writer-reader-writer-crafter

Q: Why are you bothering to write yet another blog that has even anything to do with your child – do you know how many of them exist on these here interwebs?

A: Simple: I am sick and tired and having something to say and no where to say it. I used to write a foodie blog, but they don’t want to read about the connections between education, feminism and literature when looking for a tofu recipe. Or – they do and I just don’t want to write tofu recipes anymore?

Q: Where do you live?

A: Toronto, Canada.

Q: What’s your family look like?

A: I am a white female married to a white man and we have a white male-child. I am well educated and live in a situation that upholds the heteronormative values of the patriarchal society. Except I don’t. Because I don’t want to. I can’t do much about the skin and situation I was born into, but I fight every day, every-single-day, against normatives that make my skin shake and creep.

2 Responses to About

  1. The Lime says:

    Wow… your blog is so cool and you’re so cool.

    Just to increase the network, I want to share back my Dad’s blog with you (he’s a feminist, too, and a psychologist and a writer and generally fabulous person): http://johnsommersflanagan.wordpress.com/

    I don’t mean that to be promotional at all. I wanted to share the link because I think it’s important that those of us who are living in a countercultural way (to the best of our ability) create a network with others like us and share good ideas about how to be radicals in loving ways. So thank you for the writing you’re doing, and for the interesting take on life that you’re sharing with the world!

  2. Sarah says:

    Truly inspiring and lovely posts!

    Though I was introduced to your site only a few weeks ago, I’m already a very avid reader. We have been struggling for months with toddler bathtime (hair washing) and your entry on Kids and Personal Care was just what the doctor ordered!
    We rely heavily on Gentle Discipline by Hilary Flower, when we’re in need of natural parenting encouragement..and now your site has become a must-read as well!
    Very gifted…many thanks!

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