Author: evil fizz

Not For Girls

Today, I picked up my daughter (who’s three and a half) from her preschool/daycare. Most days, I’m coming from work and I don’t have time to change before headed there, so I pick her up in my work clothes. Work…

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, this sounds like a well-made piece of television heading our way: MTV is debuting a new reality show in October in which a small town girl moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in the fashion industry. The…

Resonance

Jill just linked to this intensely personal piece by Jessica Valenti. In it, she describes trying to sort through the feelings of wanting to love her daughter, but being scared because it was never certain if her daughter, born almost…

You’re Not Fired, But…

Recently, I have found myself in the difficult position of having two people who work for me screw things up spectacularly. Fortunately, not life or death things, but things that are significant and important. One of them is just unqualified…

The body as home

When I found out I was pregnant, there were a small handful of things that I wanted to make sure I did with my child: reading books, going on walks, and having an appreciation for adventure and discovery. I didn’t…

Recommended reading

E.J. Graff’s series on Slate about children who were “adopted” (quotes wholly deliberate for reasons which will be immediately clear from the article) from Sierra Leone is gut wrenching. Definitely worth reading.

I’ve got a little list

I would hereby like to share my list of ways to completely and totally shut down what you hope will be a productive conversation with a colleague. 1. Insist that the person you’re speaking with is unqualified for their job…

Back again

Hi, everyone! I’m really pleased to be back again for the great summer of guestblogging. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I’ve been in and around Feministe for the past 7 years (*mindboggles*), as a regular…

So long, farewell

And it’s time to say adieu, albeit a little belatedly. It’s really been lovely blogging here over the past two weeks. I’m really grateful for the hosts here for having me aboard, and I’ve quite enjoyed myself. I appreciate all…