Yes, Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter

In a surprising show of bipartisanship, Sen. Ted Cruz (R - TX) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D -NY) have suggested legislation that would finally make birth control pills available for purchase over the counter instead of requiring a prescription. I've been saying for years that women should have easier access to vital contraceptives without the… Continue reading Yes, Birth Control Should Be Sold Over The Counter

10 New Rules To Make The Internet A Better Place

As a blogger and social media junkie in general, I spend a lot of time browsing online, and sometimes I end up having to back away slowly because of the terrible things I read. Since when did it become okay to be so hateful and so open about your bigotry? A certain subset of the… Continue reading 10 New Rules To Make The Internet A Better Place

I’ve Been Enduring Painful Medically Unnecessary Cramps For Years And It’s The Catholic Church’s Fault

I've been on hormonal birth control for 15 years and I successfully have zero kids. That's awesome, but I've always had a tough time with my periods. I don't go batshit crazy and try to literally kill people, but I get such bad cramps that I can barely function and I cry without even knowing… Continue reading I’ve Been Enduring Painful Medically Unnecessary Cramps For Years And It’s The Catholic Church’s Fault

The “Heartbeat Bill” Is A Travesty For Ohio Women

I'm embarrassed to see that my home state of Ohio is once again attempting to completely remove women's choices with their bullshit "heartbeat bill" banning all abortions after 6 weeks. It isn't the first time they've tried it, and with any luck it will be voted down as unconstitutional, but it's terrifying for women and… Continue reading The “Heartbeat Bill” Is A Travesty For Ohio Women

My Dogs Understand Consent Better Than A Lot Of Men

I'll be the first to admit that my dogs are far from perfectly trained. They bark at every person, dog, and cat that wanders by our apartment, and if you leave a slice of pizza unattended on a low counter, Miles will steal it in a second and grin while he devours it. When it… Continue reading My Dogs Understand Consent Better Than A Lot Of Men

Anxiety, Insomnia, And Emotional Stress

Lying awake endlessly Dreading the next day Reliving my past trauma Wish it would go away Tears in my eyes, again I remember Trying futilely to forget My soul is being dismembered It's not that they don't believe us It's just that they don't care Their agenda is all that matters Disregarding the souls they… Continue reading Anxiety, Insomnia, And Emotional Stress

The Serious Selfie: A Societal Misconception

Like a lot of people, I used to hate pictures of myself back in the olden days when you’d have to fill up your roll of 35 mm film with pictures taken by someone else and then pay to have them developed at the CVS, having no idea what they look like. I was rarely… Continue reading The Serious Selfie: A Societal Misconception