It’s the day after the USA’s most patriotic holiday, Independence Day, and given our current political climate and the fact that we’re halfway through the year, it might be a good time […]
Why I Don’t Post On Social Media About Being a Millennial Mom–Even Though I Thought I Would
I want to be like Suzannah, who writes so honestly and openly about her parenting. I want to be brave–after all, I’m a Siren. It’s my job to sing. As a Millenial […]
Resistance is Patriotic: A Platform Worth Fighting For, Wearing Red, and the International Women’s Strike in the USA
This weekend I picked out a little American flag to plant in our front yard. It was a patriotic impulse-buy. But I won’t lie. I’ve been lusting after other countries: Canada […]
Moving Forward with Poetry and Prose
All of the Sirens will be Marching tomorrow. Some in DC, and some in our home states. People all over the world will march with us. (Will you?) To commemorate these marches, […]
Cutting as Cleansing
A week ago*, I cut just over twelve inches of my long, curly locks off. It wasn’t the first time I’d cut off a drastic amount of hair. The first time I […]
When You Need to Break Bread with Voters from the Other Side
We’re in that weird space between last week’s election and next week’s day of Thanks. And in that middle space, we’ve all had to face some uncomfortable feelings about our nation, our […]
We will define this new presidency. It will not define us.
The ballots have abeen cast and counted and the news stations have called it. The outcome of this election has shown us just how much work we still have to do. First, take […]
What HuffPo didn’t want you to read: “A Tape Doesn’t Change a Goddamn Thing” by Karrie Higgins
Last week, Karrie Higgins (whose work we’ve highlighted before) published an essay so controversial, the Huffington Post took it down and deleted her contributor account within hours of it going live. Higgins’ essay, originally titled “Donald Trump confessed to sexual assault on tape and so did my brother, and here is what I know: a tape doesn’t change a goddamned thing,” is a devastating and necessary account of the reality so many women face regarding sexual assault, why it is under reported, and why so may male assailants roam free.
It Can Happen Anywhere. It DOES Happen Anywhere.
In the wake of yet another tragedy at a university, a reminder of what it’s like to be on campus as the tragedy unfolds.
Who Killed Virginia Woolf? CW: suicide; ableism; sexual abuse
Originally posted on Karrie higgins:
In response to Amanda Lauren’s XOJane piece suggesting her mentally ill friend’s death was a “blessing.” Content warning: suicide; ableism; mental illness; abuse; caregiver abuse; psychiatric commitment; violence;…