fiscal cliff (i say if they feeling froggy, jump!)

most of america lives on the edge of reason standing in the gaps of chicken nuggets fried dreams and houses we can’t heat congress jives us about deficits like we don’t know what its like to make hard choices and still live right we all got our problems and have long since given up the…

a woman’s psalm

help me jesus help me we sing it in the night we shout it through the fields it is the call that gets answered even through our darkest fears help me jesus help me when you’ve done all you know when you’ve stood all you can stand call out jesus cause he is your only…

women hunt, men gather?

at what point did a Random Man outweigh a Good Woman   women selling themselves so short they are willing to accept crumbs while claiming to be worth diamonds   work a full time job manage a household singlehandedly with only a spot here and there raise a wo/man these credentials sudden liabilities   women…

embracing the curves

when i was eleven years old my mother had to measure me for a dress. i don’t remember what the dress was for, though i’m sure it had something to do with church, but i do remember her gaping at the numbers. 36. 24. 36. she looked me and said, ‘wanda you’re a brick house.’…

i am more than my vagina

as an independent free thinking woman i’ve been thinking a lot about my choices this fall. the reality is that even after 100 years of women protesting marching and attempting to secure equal rights and protection under the law we still make 23 cents less than men. and when it comes to issues of health…

resignation remorse

women hold up half the sky,  mao tse-tung i didn’t want you to leave  i just needed you to let go to stop squeezing so tight  trapping me inside the spaces you don’t want to visit can’t stand to be a part of i wasn’t asking you to leave i was just asking that you let go…

dare to bear witness

we live in such isolated bubbles. most of what we do is self motivated. even the most altruistic among us are driven by self preservation – working for change so that they or offspring might benefit from the change that occurs. the definition of community is so different. most of us in western society don’t…