Happy Friday, loves! I haven't done one of these in a while, and I figured it was something I needed to do now (after this goddamn breakup). So here we go...
1. My dad: today is my dad's birthday. He is an amazing man, and I'm so goddamn lucky to have a father like him. He has taught me so much, and he is proof to me that good men EXIST!
I've been thinking a lot about this, and it makes me angry.
Within the realm of feminist activism (and feminist community), there is this cloud of judgment that hangs over those of us who activate our activism online. Even if we are demonstrating, flyering, etc on street level, our online activism is brushed aside--as if it doesn't even matter. It's not "good" enough.
I listen to a lot of music, and my favorites are usually female vocalists. I feel like I can relate to these singers more so than their male counterparts. This isn't a bad thing--it's just a thing.
Today is the 44th birthday of feminist musician and activist, Kathleen Hanna. Her work and her personality has meant so much to me over the years. In 2010, I had the chance to interview Kathleen, and I couldn't believe it. Her answers were amazing (as I knew they would be), and I was so thankful that someone as busy (and as cool!) as her would say "yes" to being interviewed by little ol' me.
I'm sure you're all aware by now, but in case you aren't, Bikini Kill--riot grrrl mastermind from the 90s has finally started a record label! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? About fucking time!