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Year In Review: What I Achieved in 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year… The Women’s March, Trump, and neo-Nazis in my tiny town. Health dilemmas and panic attacks.  Getting a tattoo! Traveling to Florida to see my friends and New York to meet Ethical Writers & Creatives members. Joining a women’s ensemble and singing in a beautiful wedding.  Working with lots …

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Shopping, and the Seduction of “Fixing” Ourselves

I’ve been fantasizing a lot lately. I get in my car, drive to my closest Target, enter through those big glass doors, and look out over the expanse of stuff. This is my kingdom! Aisles and aisles of glossy, new things.  I find women’s clothing and caress the fabrics: fuzzy sweaters, stretchy denim. I marvel …

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On “Activism” Burnout, and What I’m Doing to Resist It

In the days and weeks following the Women’s March, I was about as close to “woke” as I’ve ever been.  I was bearing witness, I was donating, I was reading and tweeting and posting. And then…I broke down. I started weeping one night right before bed, mumbling incoherent concerns to Daniel. I realized I couldn’t …

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Gettin’ Around: See Me in Selva Beat and Bustle This Month

I’m in print!  The team at Selva Beat was so kind to accept my piece, Dispatches from the Mall: What I Learned When I Gave Up Fast Fashion, for their Fall/Winter Issue. It was one of those essays that came easily, and acted as a reminder and self-inspiration to keep on the ethical fashion path. …

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The Discerning Consumer: 5 Ethical Credentials To Prioritize

This is sort of a follow up to my What Is Ethical? post, so I’d recommend brushing up on terms if you’re not too familiar with the jargon of the conscious consumer movement. I would make a small change to the original list when it comes to defining sustainable. I previously grouped Eco, Organic, and Sustainable …

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