Nothing quite gets to me like walking into a restaurant or store and being greeted with, “Hello, Ladies,” especially when the person I’m with is male identified.
The sanctuary was home for: 5 woolly monkeys, 3 Barbary macaques, 1 patas monkey and 19 capuchins. All but the woollys were direct victims from the pet or circus trade.

Mar 26, 2014 at 11:00am | 53 comments

The Legacy Workout is a call for self-care and collaboration.
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I hate to admit that I was jealous of a three year old. Even writing it now I feel ashamed.
I’m pretty anti “pink” in sports in general.

Feb 25, 2014 at 12:00pm | 57 comments

300,000 people in West Virginia are affected by our chemical-laden water, and all I see in the news is Justin Bieber and figure skaters.
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If you look at me, you wouldn’t have a clue of what lurks beneath my novelty book-related T-shirt.

Feb 19, 2014 at 10:00am | 112 comments

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I am paying $130 per month for the privilege of not getting health care.

Feb 14, 2014 at 11:00am | 242 comments

Do you spend tons on your pets? Or do you think spending lots of money on animals is ridiculous?
To maintain my crochety curmudgeon "Never happy with ANYTHING" status, I'm required to tell you that these changes aren't perfect.

Feb 13, 2014 at 5:30pm | 111 comments

At 12, my daughter is no longer blissfully unaware of things like thigh gaps and juice cleanses.
But what about that dark-skinned black woman in their promotional video?! What about the picture of that black midwife hanging on their wall?!
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It felt sort of ick that the Beastie Boys seemed to be trying to stop the re-appropriation of their song to such a great cause. But there's a reason for it.
After reading the various box office number reviews for Best Man Holiday, the mantra for the African-American moviegoer this weekend should be: Can I live?
Rape is a lazy plot device that -- nine times out of ten -- ends up being handled in such a hamfisted way that it makes me throw things at the screen.
I never expected to go home with him for the holidays this year, nor did I expect any of our kisses to begin with Kay. But as much as I’ve seen photos of his family members and know their names, I did kind of expect that at least one of them might come to know mine.
I’m used to getting attention for my healthy-looking legs while I sit in my motorized wheelchair, but my brief time at a Halloween house party this past weekend was a straight-up nightmare.

Nov 1, 2013 at 2:00pm | 164 comments

You may have heard my story, thanks to Anonymous who trended #justice4daisy. I'm not done fighting yet.
21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges on their rosters during the 2012 season.
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My mom would go in Amy’s room while she slept, watching her inhales and exhales, making sure she was still breathing, every night.
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I just might have a problem, and in the spirit of spilling the dirt and getting it off my chest, I suppose I should share my shopping truths with you.
Meeting Jeff was a turning point, because he made me realise that racists are not just overblown caricatures of evil but come in every shape and form, and sometimes you trust them enough to get into bed with them, only to be subject to their attacks.

Aug 21, 2013 at 2:00pm | 567 comments