I just can’t engage tonight with folks who think I have failed somehow as a parent or a dog owner or any other nonsense.

I am a single working mother who is the sole source of support for a very active set of kids and two dogs. My kids and dogs are healthy, happy, and loved.
I just can’t be bothered with folks who have opinions on a beautiful life that they no literally nothing about save a couple of tweets.

Be well, folks. Be well.
*KNOW* gah it is so obvious I spent a day reading a book off an iPad into a mic. My brain is malfunctioning on the most basic spelling.
(Also, I stand by my opinion that Mute is twitter’s most underrated feature.)

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9 Jun
I found two typos in the final version of my book that’s already at the printer and I am losing my fucking mind despite the fact that Chapter 1 includes the statement “perfectionism is a tool of oppression.”
(Ironically enough, the one I am the most upset about is in a sentence about work I did against Trump in an adversary proceeding in the third Atlantic City bankruptcy when I was still a full time lawyer. I was trying to be pithy and NOW THERE’S A TYPO.)
Dude just wrecks everything.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jun
As someone who was preyed upon by a college professor 17 years my senior who was an avowed Marxist as a co-author of a book on men in feminism, which led to a multi-year relationship with a *massive* power imbalance and a lot of abuse, let me just say this:
There is NO UNIVERSE in which it is ok for a professor to have or created forced intimacy or sex with a student. NONE.

Even if he claims to be a feminist. Even if he claims you have the agency to choose it. Even if he convinces you that you choose it.

Power imbalance is real.
Manipulating it is abuse.
Read 7 tweets
8 Jun
Listening to @GlennonDoyle's podcast this morning, which is on Addiction.

I just want to say how glad I am I didn't bottom out before deciding to get sober. I hit a point where I KNEW it was too much, took a deep breath and said "this is it."

If you suspect it's too much, it is
I was anxiously tracking the wine delivery on my phone.

I had already done some damage to my relationship with my kids-- the fact of which has presented itself in the almost-year now since I got sober.

Please pay attention to yourself.

Listen in here:

And remember, there are a lot of ways to get sober.

There are a lot of ways to love yourself into sobriety.

You are worthy of it, and so is everyone who loves you.
Read 11 tweets
6 Jun
People think they can play with me on this here bird app.

I love it when people come for me about Pennsylvania. Like I didn't spend 24 hot years of my life there, was educated there, owned a house there for six years. Like I wasn't fundraising for the democratic party in the steelworker slums, in East Liberty, in Braddock at 20. TRY ME.
"Malcolm Kenyatta can't raise any money." You have NO IDEA what you're talking about.


Like you might as well open your pants and try talking out the other end of your body.
Read 9 tweets
6 Jun
OK, so look: Manchin is up for re-election in 2024.

To solve this, we need to flip two of these:

Toomey's seat in PA (open; go @malcolmkenyatta)
Portman's seat in OH (open; go @TimRyan)
Rubio's seat in FL (go @RepValDemings)
Burr's seat in NC (open; go @CheriBeasleyNC)
There are more, but these are the most likely to flip.

Let's get to work.
And to be clear, these seats are up for election in 2022.

We've got another three years of Manchin and Sinema obstructing this bullshit unless we flip two seats next year.
Read 4 tweets
6 Jun
Also, FTR, Joe Manchin is a trash human and we should stop lollygagging around that fact.
That op-ed, in case its tl;dr, can be summed up as follows:

I will get in bed with fascists in the name of bipartisanship because I have a very nuanced opinion about why Black people shouldn't actually have the right to vote.
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