Financial Advice for People Who Hate Capitalism

Alternate title: How to use money wisely when you despise capitalism because your last meal was some dandelion greens you picked and some cold cuts you brought home from a wedding reception. I loved Elizabeth’s ability to discuss serious topics with biting humor and compassion in her previous guest post so much that she wrote me another! This one had me nodding along in agreement and saying YES THAT out loud through the whole piece. …Read More

Announcement: Call for Submissions!

Want to have your writing published on this blog? Yopp! Is now accepting pitches and submissions for publication! You may have noticed that my publication rate has decreased somewhat in the last six months, which is due to a combination of physical and mental health issues. Writing has been disproportionately affected by these issues and it’s clear I need to take a break from forcing myself to make that happen so that I can be …Read More

10 Things I Love About Being Disabled

CN: chronic pain, general discussion of disability and health issues Three years ago, I began a chapter of my life in which I had a part-time job, a full-time disability, and round the clock pain. I spent a lot of time thinking about my body, my pain, and grappling with how to balance acceptance for myself with maintaining quality of life. There are many people who have disabilities that do not bring them suffering, apart …Read More

New Clothes

CN: discussion of weight gain, loss, and body image issues; chronic pain, depression In the months after I injured my sacrum, I gained a lot of weight. I went from walking everywhere and working an extremely physically taxing job to almost no physical activity at all. My diet wasn’t unhealthy, but I was used to eating whatever I wanted. After I got hurt, my diet didn’t change and my intake of comfort foods slightly increased …Read More

When You Want to Fight in the Resistance But You’re Not an SJW

CN: Discussion of resistance based activism, mention of trauma and violence “Social Justice Warrior” is now both an insult and a reclaimed label of honor, but where this term becomes really intriguing is when you take the concept and expand it to include other classes from traditional Role Playing Games. The idea behind the RPG metaphor is that at least one member of each class is needed in a successful organized resistance, just like one …Read More