Pre-4th Fireworks: Stanley Cup, Voting, Marriage, and a President’s Plan for the Climate

(*From Jen: I’m very pleased to share this guest blog by Dr. Aana Marie Vigen reflecting on this week’s events.) It’s not even Friday and already it’s been an historic week. Monday:  the Trayvon Martin murder trial began; my hometown hockey team won the coveted cup. Tuesday:  the Supreme Court struck down the heart of … Continue reading

Waiting One More Day (on DOMA)

I think the experience is universal among parents. You deeply want your child to believe “x” about the world. But you realize that lots of things are beyond your control and you’re going to have to teach them “y” is actually the case. Here’s one version of “x”: “Everyone who meets you is always going … Continue reading

GOING TO THE MAT: 1

And on the tenth day…. she did yoga. And it sucked. It really, really sucked. This isn’t a yoga blog. But it’s true that I’m yoga-obsessed. So, here’s just enough context to explain where this piece is coming from: I’m a recent convert. I started life soccer-obsessed. By high school, running came on board. When … Continue reading

THAT’S A CHILD

One of the challenges faced by women who survive sexual assault by an acquaintance is the shattering of everyday trust. We expect harm from the stranger in an alley. But when violence comes at the hands of someone you’re supposed to trust (a friend of a friend at a party, a classmate, a family member) … Continue reading

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