Last weekend, a woman was brutally beaten and raped on a Madison East side bike path. The incident has garnered a lot of attention from community members, and a march is being held tonight.
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Today is my birthday. The last year of my 20's. Every birthday, I'm reminded of the beautiful short story, "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros:
What they don't understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one.
As a feminist "lady blogger", I've come to realize how much shit we have to put up with--and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. I recently read an article about a rower (and blogger) named Jenn Gibbons. Gibbons set out to complete a solo voyage: the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan. From her blog, it states...
I was in a couple bands in my teens. Sometimes, it was rough, but at all times it was awesome.