Aloe

Self Care: Checking in with Aloe

  I love to-do lists. They make me feel calm and in control, even when they seem to contain Too Much for any given day. That being said, I’d never considered trying a to-do list for self care until I saw the new Aloe check-in sheet from Femsplain. Now that I’ve started using it, I can’t…

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Mixtape: Desperate for Spring

  2017 is a dumpster fire and climate change is genuinely terrifying, but the weather has been fluctuating a lot lately and it just makes me want to get on my bike and ride for hours. I really can’t wait for the weather to be consistently warm enough for me to rely on my bike…

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Self Care: Blogging in the middle of a dumpster fire

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, it seems like every day stems some new horror that cannot possibly be real. And yet, these horrors are real, these things are happening, and it feels like every time I open Twitter or check my e-mail, there’s some new bullshit to choke down. In the last week, I’ve made almost daily calls to…

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Self Care: Gay Goth Night

Listen: the past few weeks have been hard. I’ve had to unplug completely from social media, carefully navigate in-person conversations, focus on quelling my heightened anxiety and re-evaluate my approach to activism. I’m tired. And the fight has barely begun. I have so much still to do. We have so much still to do. But something my…

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Checking in: The many and varied forms of self care

“Self care” has become kind of a buzz term over the last several years. That isn’t a bad thing; in fact, I think self care is one of the most important commitments a person can make. Taking time to check in with yourself and do something that makes you feel good is really, really important,…

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