September 18, 2014 at 7:20pm
Anxiety + Cold
Did you know that if you combine Web MD, anxiety, and a cold, you can physically manifest enough pain through paranoia and stress that your doctor will prescribe you muscle relaxers and painkillers that make you feel like you’re totally drunk?
Well, now we both know.
It’s been over two weeks and they haven’t written back.
Go figure, but in response I’ve organized a few events where women, PoC, and queers outnumber cishet white dudes.
I’m the agenda.
September 2, 2014 at 10:20am
Career First (tw: ableism)
Last year, I went to a conference where a speaker decided to say “don’t act retarded”, “that’ll sound retarded”, and continued to go on that way to hammer home a point (ironically) about appearing professional.
Fast forward to today.
They emailed me to get my organization to endorse their event.
I got to reply back, no.
I wrote a lengthy email outlining ableism, how it’s shitty, and how they can improve their programming. If they demonstrated that they’ve changed, we can revisit an endorsement, but for now our organization doesn’t even approve of their community involvement.
It feels damn sweet to finally get to tell some terrible person off.
Sculling in Chicago
OMG where do you row??? YOUR LIFE IS SO AWESOME
Lincoln Park Boat Club! They offer a lot of beginner classes. The membership is like 80-90% women. All of my instructors are rad as all get out.
I don’t know how rivers work, but apparently the teams row from the boathouse down to Maria’s Community bar in Bridgeport. Team efforts!
There’s a lot more spandex than I would’ve thought.
Look! I’m catching up on people!
Dim Sum (via LV Weekly)
Be still my beating Chicago heart that lacks proper dim sum.
Explaining Men’s Rights Activism to a friend in a handy chart.