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Why I Wear a Poppy or “Remember, Remember The Eleventh of November”

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It’s time to put away the Halloween costumes but for the love of God DO NOT, I repeat… DO NOT start celebrating the Christmas season just yet. There is a very important day in between these two events, Remembrance Day. Before you put up the tree, go and pick up a poppy and wear it with pride. I make a habit of picking up mine as soon as I see them available because some two weeks (give or take) out of the year is not nearly long enough to show your appreciation for men and women who died for us so we might be able to celebrate the holiday season earlier and earlier and not have to sing “O Christmas…

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Tacos & Trump Happy Hour

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“My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner,” warned Marco Gutierrez, the founder of the group Latinos for Trump during an interview on CNBC in early September. Now if that is a ploy to get people to vote Trump and I was an American I’d definitely be saying “I’m with her.” (Also because Trump is just a mess). If you follow my articles and I’m sure you do, you remember that I wrote fondly about Cinco de Mayo and expressed my love for tacos. There were dozens of other people who would agree this past Friday as they…

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Extra ! Extra! Dave Hon will never date a feminist

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Just to keep you up to date, Dave Hon is giving relationship advice (you can read his original article here). Just so y’all know, this dandy catch won’t date a feminist. By the way, this is Hon: Now, as a feminist, I am not going to body shame or state anything about Hon’s physical appearance. But I will say this, I don’t think you have enough dating experience that is allowable of sound advice.

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Is MY Happiness Socially Constructed?

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2016 has been a very interesting and revelatory year for me. I started the year out filled with hope and a standard list of New Years resolutions aimed at making a more engaging and prosperous new year. But I was quickly sidelined from these plans when I suffered from a severe depressive low. My battle with depression dates back over a decade and I’ve suffered on and off over the years. Around July 2015 I started to notice some changes in my behaviour that are generally reflective of depression but I thought they’d subside. However, I was sadly mistaken. Instead, the depression got worse culminating in some very dark times in my life come January, when I was diagnosed with…

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Caught off guard for International Women’s Day…again

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Every year International Women’s Day always catches me off guard and grabs me by surprise. Where did you come from? I wasn’t prepared. I have so much pride, spirit and energy invested in the women’s movement and I wasn’t even ready. I had no witty memes for social media, no power ballads to sing to my kid on the way to work, no pictures of me being independent, strong and awesome. My Facebook page stood still and blank waiting to be filled with ferocious “I am woman, hear me roar” anecdotes, and I had not even done my research.

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