Men and Stickers

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I’ll be honest, I think about stickers when I start seeing men crawling around women’s Twitter feeds with their “Not all men” replies in response to a woman’s very honest and vulnerable tweet about being sexually harassed. Surely, these are men who need to be given a sticker that reward them for not raping women. I honestly don’t give a …

How I Love to Watch My Courier Burn

CStreetlights Courier

The courier font is clean. I appreciate its lines, its control.  It looks crisp, like my button-downs fresh from the dry cleaners. The courier is lightly starched and pressed.  Precisely how I like my life.  My appearance.  I like things courier fonted. Ordered. Straightened.  Symmetrical.  Tucked in.  That’s me. Or at least, that’s who I used to be before my life turned upside …

This is How the History of Hysteria Affects Trauma Survivors

  I first met Melissa Flickinger over a year ago when she became my author assistant. I know that sounds really fancy and elitist, but really I pay Melissa to be my babysitter. She is the one who reminds me when I need to post articles, who I’m supposed to send swag to and basically helps me to not embarrass …