parenting

The Fragility of Silence: Unlearning Childhood Secrecy and Breaking the Chains in Adult Life

Sometimes silence is broken and exposed as the most fragile of things when someone steps forward with enough courage to end it. Read more »

It’s Us Failing Them, Not Them Failing Us: Disconnected Adults are the Problem in 13 Reasons Why

We need to be prepared to give substantial support and access to responsible care, not dismissive suggestions about finding a hobby, getting more fresh air, or how teens shouldn’t care what people think of them Read more »

Don't Be the Lone Shark: Surviving as a Feminist Parent

Just as there isn’t only one way to be a feminist, there isn’t just one way to be a feminist parent. Read more »

The Truth Will Not Be Circulated: Fake News and Incarcerated Parents

Fake news succeeds because it disempowers readers by expecting them to believe everything they see, to react to headlines and share articles without ever having read them. Read more »

Monterey Mothers & Murder: A Postmortem on "Big Little Lies"

Who is killed at Otter Bay Elementary’s Audrey & Elvis Trivia Night, and who is the killer? Read more »

Mommies & Murder: "Big Little Lies" Roundtable for Two

We gathered for a roundtable on schoolyard scandal, parents, and murder predictions. Read more »

Three Things I Learned Talking to my Parents About Raising a Feminist Daughter

There were some hilarious misses, but so much of who I am and the things I value came from my parents making intentional choices to instill confidence, creativity, and curiosity in me. Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don’t assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

We've Always Been Here: One Mujerista Talks Back to Intersectionality and White Feminism

When I see the word “intersectionality” being used, I want to see a sincere invitation to the table (it’s accessible right?) in a genuine attempt to build community. And if I do decide to show up, I expect to see the more privileged, abled parties willingly give up their seats for us Brown queer... Read more »

Talking to Your Kids About Trump: Don't Sugar-Coat His Bigotry, They Need to Know the Word "Racist"

While we teach him about things like racism and sexism, we also teach him about empathy, compassion, and consent. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »