I just got this text from my friend lauren. “My friend lily works at dress for success there and they ran out of plus size women’s winter coats. She has to keep turning women and it’s -4 and there are no coats above a 14” If you know of anyone who lives in Minneapolis who might have a plus sized coat to donate, please have them email Office@dressforsuccesstwincities.org Signal boost please!
Poet Richard Blanco (cq) scored a list of firsts at President Obamaâs inauguration last January. He was the first immigrant, the first Latino and first openly gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. He was also the youngest poet to do so. Blanco, who lives in Bethel, Maine, speaks at the Museum of Fine Arts this Thursday (Dec. 12) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 for the general public. (cq)
Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, says a sweet thing about me, then my heart explodes into tiny wedding cake bites.
So glad to see Rachel recognized for her written and performative brilliance…..as she should be!
My third annual winter writing course is starting in January! If you are a poet looking to stretch your literary limbs and get your poetry knuckles cracked good and hard, send an inquiry to rachelmckibbens at gmail dot com and I’ll send you all the juicy details!
This is the best thing anyone could do for their writing. Rachel is one of my favorite writers AND an exceptional facilitator.
Olympia, WA! We are getting so pumped for the show tonight! As you may know, we are working with The Ally Coalition on this tour! Hooray! If you are able, please bring donations of art supplies tonight for Stonewall Youth (see link below)! What are your favorite art supplies? Do you think you can bring some to the show tonight to donate?
So excited to be working with The Ally Coalition on this tour! At tonight’s show we’ll be collecting donations of school supplies for Larkin Street Youth Services - helping 4,000 homeless and at-risk youth in San Francisco every year!
When I started The Body is Not An Apology I truly desired to create a movement that reflected and included all the ways our bodies can exist in this world. But as the old saying goes, “We don’t know what we don’t know”. I often shared content about people with disabilities, certainly with the…
“There is no special love exclusively reserved for romantic partners. Genuine love is the foundation of our engagement with ourselves, with family, with friends, with partners, with everyone we choose to love. While we will necessarily behave differently depending on the nature of a relationship , or have varying degrees of commitment, the values that inform our behavior, when rooted in a love ethic, are always the same for any interaction.”—
“Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the…