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

If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This

The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. I love decorating, baking, and especially our annual trip back to Cleveland to see the sights, drink some Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and visit my family/friends. There's just something about NE Ohio that will always feel more like home to me than North Carolina,… Continue reading If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This

The Magical Wedding Ring Of Invisibility

Prior to my current part--time delivery gig, the last time I had a job that involved driving around was back in my single days when I worked in outside sales. I always liked the adventure aspect of it because I'm the type who hates to be chained to a desk for too long. However, it… Continue reading The Magical Wedding Ring Of Invisibility

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

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

An Open Letter To Men Who Think Sexual Assault Is A Joke – From A Survivor

Dear Men, I get it. False accusations have happened to other men before, and that’s really shitty. I don’t support that at all. However, that doesn’t give you the right to disbelieve every victim who comes forward. That’s even shittier because it encourages sexual assault victims to stay silent and let their attackers get away… Continue reading An Open Letter To Men Who Think Sexual Assault Is A Joke – From A Survivor