Emotionally Present / Personal Is Political

Self-Care, Holding Space, & Real Talk

Do you ever come across terms like “self-care” or “holding space”, and wonder what that’s supposed to mean? I first encountered it among a group of young women who were rather passionately (if not at times aggressively) defying harmful behaviours of local men’s rights “activists”. We had all come together to organise around pro-lifers whose … Continue reading

Emotionally Present / Personal Is Political

Skepchick Challenges Atheists & Skeptics — I Challenge Skepchick

Skepchick.org writer Amy Roth published an open challenge to atheists and skeptics recently. The challenge is to “do better”, or essentially, to just be nice. Well, I have a challenge for Amy and any of her readership who choose to accept. But I have a few things to say first. I’m well aware that probably … Continue reading