Michelle W: Why Politics Is About Breaking Bounderies

“Politics does not stick to one lane. It veers across the highway, crashing into ambulances and school buses and running over the occasional bunny. Sometimes it jumps the railing and comes careening into our homes.” via Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore. — Discover


Under-sized Does Not Automatically Mean Under-achiever (via A Writer’s Life)

Growing up in a very large family (11 children), Ben Wallace learned early, “Don’t ask for anything but opportunity.” Wallace is an NBA champion and has many all-star appearances under his belt as well as many other player awards and recognitions. He also had his number recently retired in the city that he won his […] … Continue reading Under-sized Does Not Automatically Mean Under-achiever (via A Writer’s Life)

Musings /// We Need to Talk About How We Write About Women Musicians

Lockeland Springsteen

“But we write about female musicians ALL the time.”

That statement is the most frequent response I get when I challenge a music journalist or blogger (let’s be honest, it’s most often a blogger, or sometimes a radio DJ) to do better when they write about women. Here is the usual pattern: an article is written, I point out some language that is troublesome, and “but I write about women!” is what I hear in return. I’m not going to call out anyone here in particular, because this isn’t about them, it’s about us – and I do assume many of them have good intentions in the long run, and mean well, mansplaining/hero complexes aside. But “meaning well” doesn’t get us far enough, and we all can learn, listen, and do better. Let me say upfront, I am sure there are times I’ve been a guilty party. And I am sure there are exceptions…

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