Category Archives: navelgazing

The Next #ATXFEM Tweetup Is July 14th!

The first #ATXFEM tweetup was back in December 2011, and since then Austin feminists have been meeting just about monthly to drink cold beverages, organize with other activists and generally have a sweet time. If you haven’t been to one … Continue reading

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Please let this be our one and only wedding disaster.

This week in my Hitched column for The Frisky: Our wedding venue fell through 20 days before our wedding. I thought it was a hilarious April Fool’s joke when on Sunday, we met our day-of planner, Tracy, at our venue … Continue reading

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Backlash Against Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Laws Gain Steam

Irin Carmon over at Salon addresses the increasing political and pop-culture backlash against forced transvaginal ultrasound laws, which we are all too familiar with now here in Texas. (Well, we’re familiar with the laws, less so the backlash, since ugh, … Continue reading

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Hitched: What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

In this week’s “Hitched” column for The Frisky, I wonder on the question, “What does it mean to be a wife?” For me, the term “wife” isn’t a necessarily positive one. And yet here I am on a one-way track … Continue reading

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Hitched: My Maid Of Honor Hates Weddings

For this week’s Hitched column, I tackle lady relationships and wedding culture by addressing the fact that my maid of honor hates weddings. And yet, there she is at my side, shopping for wedding gear and reading a poem during … Continue reading

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Have you been reading Hitched?

Today I’ve got another “Hitched” column in the Frisky, which has been kind enough to post my ruminations on soon-to-be married life and the path thereto. Today’s column is about my fail-safe advice on how to get married. Intrigued? Read … Continue reading

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Austin Feminist Tweetup Is Tomorrow!

Texas feminists, friends and allies! My heartiest apologies for the stagnation as of late on Hay Ladies! I’ve been working overtime at two freelance gigs–editing both Eater Dallas and Eater Austin, which I’ll continue to do for the next couple … Continue reading

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New column: “Hitched” at The Frisky

Friends! Ballers! Countrypersons! Lend me your clicks! Starting today, I’ll be writing a weekly-or-so column called “Hitched” for Don’t worry–this won’t take the place of WhiskeyWedding, but it will be a more polished, journalistic take on wedding planning and … Continue reading

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Dallas County Crime Lab Whistleblower Speaks Out

In this month’s D Magazine, I talked to Dr. Chris Nulf, a former Dallas County Crime Lab scientist who says the lab is mismanaged and uses expired chemicals to processes forensic kits. It’s not a strictly feminist piece, but in … Continue reading

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Whither Ladies?

So, that new gig I mentioned a while back that’s keeping me from my HayLadylike duties? It’s rightchere. I’m the editor of the newly launched Eater Dallas, the local arm of the Eater National family of restaurant/food blogs. I blog … Continue reading

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