Author: Chally

Monday (Not So) Random Ten

Ah, dear readers, we have come to this pass. I have contemplated doing a Monday, or, indeed, a Friday Random Ten many times before, but then music for which you will make fun of me always comes up in my…

Where are you from? Part 4

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Where are you now? Is it home? Is it a place you can’t see your way to it being a home? Sometimes identifying a place as where you’re from isn’t just about…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post a link and a short description of something you’ve written this week. Make it specific, don’t just link to your whole blog. Not quite sure how this HTML deal works? Just use this as an example: <a href=”http://BlogPostAddress.com”>BlogPostTitle</a>

A Poem for Feministe Commenters

This is feminist! This isn’t feminist! I’m going to talk as though members of the group I’m talking about aren’t reading. Real disabled people don’t use the Internet. And we’re all white here. I’m not going to listen to the…

Here is your chance to make a difference

Earlier this month, I posted Some fabulous Guatemalan teenage girls could do with your help. You can click through for details of the wonderful work being done. In essence, Voces de Cambio, the only all-girls afterschool program in the country,…

Where are you from? Part 3

Previously: Part 1 and Part 2. Who gets asked where they’re from? My mother is asked this all the time by strangers in the street. And she’ll answer, hesitatingly, with the country in which she lived prior to coming here,…

No, people, no.

Why is this a thing that keeps happening? Via The Indian Express, scientists in Germany have invented a robot with “model-like” looks. The amazing hi-tech Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android (AILA) robot, called fembot, can not only navigate, think for herself…