men

Men and Stickers

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 …

Overhead image of people walking on a city street with quote, "It is easy for people to mistake branding for authenticity, brashness is not the same as original or creative. Offensive is not avant-garde." from C. Streetlights's "A Hiatus and A Return" overlain on top

A Hiatus and a Return

A hiatus is good for a writer’s soul every now and again, even if it is not great for her SEO. I’m at peace with that because I’m a whole person and not just a Google machine, pumping out post after post. I needed a chance to breathe for a minute, to calm the anxiety in my heart that I …

Mania’s Midnight

tick tick tick the ticking (always ticking) of the clock and its seconds the seconds winding their way around and            Inside out the mulberry bush            the seconds wound me round the neck the clock just in time to hear it mock in constant consternation, the consistent continuation of night’s suffocation            my sunshine, never my sunshine            smothers me when I’m not …