Jill suggested I write an introductory post and I’m generally an obedient sort, so…
No, not a good idea to start out by misrepresenting myself. I’m not usually obedient. I am, however, a bit nervous about stepping onto this so-much-wider stage.
OK, let’s try this again. I’m Jay, and I’ll be guest-blogging at Feministe this weekend and next. I usually hang out over at Two Women Blogging, and Jill’s been kind enough to let me crash here while she’s out of town. The other woman at TWB is a real-life friend of mine who has her own blog at A Room of Mama’s Own. I asked her to join me because I was too chicken to start out blogging by myself, and I had no idea what my blog would be “about”.
Turns out it’s not “about” anything in particular. I blog about whatever catches my attention at the moment, especially the topics and experiences that rouse my passions. It appears that I’m passionate about feminism, parenting/family/relationships, and the practice of medicine. I’m all about the relationship – relationships with my patients, my colleagues, my daughter, my family and with the larger world.
Sam and I have been married for almost 23 years. We adopted our daughter at birth almost eight years ago and we do the life/work balance dance pretty well at the moment. We’re active members of a small Reconstructionist Jewish congregation; we’re both past presidents and current board members (did I mention it was small?).
Feministe has been one of my must-read blogs since I found it in one of my first forays around the blogosphere about a year ago. I’m excited to be guest-blogging and adding my voice to this rich conversation.