April Line Writing

Getting Fired Is the Best…

And the worst. The absolute worst. It was a dissonant event in that I was fired from a position in which I’d been promoted, given a raise, and earned much praise for the quality, speed, and tenor of my work. A position in which I’d gone above and beyond. Which filled me with existential angst […]

Creatives Are People, Too. (a rant)

I am really sick of apologizing for being a creative person. I am sick of seeing “thought” pieces about how useful or useless particular disciplines of study are. WE ARE NOT ALL GREAT AT SCIENCE, MATH, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING. Wanna know what I’m great at? Telling stories, making stuff, creating recipes for body care products […]

Girls Rule, Boys Drool

I’m over armchair philosophers and their memes. I am especially over these memes that *seem* like feminist memes, but are really women apologizing. Like this one: Silly me. I forgot about the explosion of passion that rendered me unable to dress myself this morning, causing dozens of firey (small, because my passion is also conscientious […]

Way Cool Women Doing Way Cool Things

During these last lazy days of summer, spend some of your afternoon spinning around in your desk chair looking at these lovely lady entrepreneurs of the interwebs. Some of these would be fantastic bookmarks for holiday gifts. Goddess Leslie Hall Leslie Hall is one of my new feminist heroes. Her YouTube channel is a treasure. […]

Notes From The Road.

Today I drove 40 miles south, then a few hours later I drove back. I saw at least ten cars pulled over, but only got a look at four of the drivers. Two black; two white. I wish I could say I believed there’s a chance the six drivers I didn’t see were white. Christians, […]

Franzen, Weiner, and Nuance

I’ve been planning my triumphant return to blogging. Since I’m done with grad school (for now), I theoretically have time for this again. What I planned was this confessional about how I’ve been in a shitty mood and fuck the patriarchy. But then I got sidetracked by Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Weiner. My writer friend, […]

#NaNoWriMo, it’s not just for writing novels anymore.

So, it’s NaNo. The month that fills every writer I know with a sense of hope and possibility. Or, as likely, dread and insecurity. Whatever the feelings, NaNo inspires a certain type of person to get behind a keyboard. Whatever the end result, writing is good for a person’s soul. And as much as I […]

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