Class Identity, Intersectionality, and the Failure of Democratic Framing

(originally posted November 29th, 2016) Immediately after the election came a string of apologies on social media, regrets expressed to ethnic minorities, queer minorities, women, and the occasional reference to the severely impoverished. All these groups will truly suffer under a Republican presidency, as they historically have every time before. The flaw in these apologies,… Read More Class Identity, Intersectionality, and the Failure of Democratic Framing

An Unemployed Writer’s Open Letter to Deep Sea Welders

(originally posted March 18th, 2014) Dear Deep Sea Welders, Recently, I read an open letter that Mackenzie Dawson, a “working mom”, wrote to Gwyneth Paltrow over Paltrow’s comments that mothering with regular jobs is “not like being on set.”  Ms. Dawson’s article was critical and incisive, unrestrained by such trivialities as “knowing anything about the… Read More An Unemployed Writer’s Open Letter to Deep Sea Welders

Trip Report for Breast Cancer Macaroni and Cheese

(originally posted February 23rd, 2014) Deluxe, the box declared humbly.  Rich & Creamy.  “Creamy” in huge font here.  Original Cheddar, as opposed to the derivative cheddars used by so many companies.  But those were all of secondary relevance compared to the largest font, “GIVING HOPE a hand.”  Wrapped in that familiar breast cancer ribbon.  A… Read More Trip Report for Breast Cancer Macaroni and Cheese