Take Your Diamonds And Throw ‘Em Up, Like You’re Bulimic

Cw: Explicit talk of bulimia and bulimic behaviors, including b/p & other symptoms “Everything hurts and I need attention constantly,” I told my friend over messenger last night. “Why does everything hurt?” “I don’t know. I have constant muscle aches for no reason. Probably because I’m a career bulimic.” “Oh, I forgot about the bulimia,” … More Take Your Diamonds And Throw ‘Em Up, Like You’re Bulimic

That Time I Accidentally Fell In Love, And It Was the Worst

CW: Some of the language recalled in conversation is abusive and could be triggering.  I spent a lot of time not loving anybody. Perhaps I was in love with the ribbed sides of books, the smell of their yellowing pages, or the breve at the top of a coffee cup, steamed and foaming against my … More That Time I Accidentally Fell In Love, And It Was the Worst

I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege

Note from the author: This blog uses the term “white privilege.” The correct term is “white-passing privilege.” Please note that white-passing privilege is what I am referring to in this blog.  First off, I think it’s important to say that I do not, and have not ever primarily identified as white. On my mother’s side, … More I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege

Facebook and Self-Projection: the Myth of Pseudo-Honesty, the Image We Wish to Present, and Timehop, the App that Alarms Us All

When I put together an outfit in the morning, there’s a definite image I’m trying to project – especially if it’s a day that I teach. I try to look like the clothes I put on my body are there by some intention, however vague, and I attempt to match them, somewhat. True, my wardrobe … More Facebook and Self-Projection: the Myth of Pseudo-Honesty, the Image We Wish to Present, and Timehop, the App that Alarms Us All

Why This English Major Loves the Seahawks: the Stakes, the Characters, the Plot, and the Victory

So, I have to come right out and say it: I was an English major in college, and I’m in graduate school now for an English-related degree. I love stories, plot arcs, characters and their development. I love Hemingway’s terse sentences and e.e. cummings’s nonsensical-sensical verbosity. Lewis Caroll’s word-puzzles and riddles will always be more … More Why This English Major Loves the Seahawks: the Stakes, the Characters, the Plot, and the Victory

“Come What May, Do You Ever Long For…?” Buddy Holly, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Semantics of Longing

There may not be a perfect love song out there. Ne-Yo said it well in his 2005 hit, “So Sick of Love Songs,” in which, perhaps ironically, he writes a love song to indicate how tiresome they are (Yes, Ne-Yo. Yes they are). Tunes like, “All You Need is Love,” or “Alone” come pretty close, … More “Come What May, Do You Ever Long For…?” Buddy Holly, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Semantics of Longing

Looking a Gift Horse In the Mouth: Nail Polish, Rape Culture, and the Facebook Battle I Accidentally Got Into

A good friend of mine recently posted about that anti-rape nail polish everyone is going on about, saying that feminists who feel it’s anti-woman are in the minority and being a bit ridiculous. To catch you up, if you haven’t heard, there’s nail polish on the market now, recently invented by several men who wanted … More Looking a Gift Horse In the Mouth: Nail Polish, Rape Culture, and the Facebook Battle I Accidentally Got Into