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Writer, mother, ally, animal lover, artist, fmr Army wife, intersectional feminist. BlockedByTrump in 2018. #bidenharris #FBR
10 Oct 18
I'm a single mom to two sons.

I struggle to convey the importance of being a good man in a society where sexual predators are Presidents & Supreme Court Justices and where women go on national television to protect the men they know from even the threat of accountability...
I worry about teaching my sons how to be good men in a society where being a man alone is what makes you good.

I used to emphasize being a good person but now I think I need to emphasize that in order to be a good man, you MUST be a good person.

So I'm penning this letter...
Dear sons:

You are unique, beautiful, and loved without condition (by me.)

And even though you'll always be my babies, you are also going to be men someday. And I expect you to be good men.

Good men are kind.

Good men comfort rather than bully.

Good men...
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7 Sep 18
My abortion (a short thread).

I was 19. I married my boyfriend w/ a black eye. (It seemed like abuse stemmed from possessiveness, so I thought marriage would prove I was committed to him. I was wrong.)

When I told him I was pregnant, he threw me around & choked me 1/
Until I lost consciousness. When I woke up, I fled our small apt.

I knew that if I had that child, we would have been subject 2 a lifetime of abuse--physical & mental.

I wept during the procedure but afterwards, I divorced him, went to college & law school & had 2 children. 2/
Children who know a life of love. Children who are not abused or hated or viewed as mistakes.

I don't exaggerate when I say I saved my life when I made that choice. & I created space for loved, wanted children after I freed myself from my abuser. 3/
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10 Apr 18
#ICYMI #michaelcohenraid (Thread)
1/ Trump speaking to press yesterday AM. Take a look at the faces around him.

Pence: a) I told u I don't care what u do, just don't get fcking caught. b) U & ur fcking big a$$ font in our logo. c) ur atty is an idiot.
2/ we are fcked, y'all. Even crazy a$$ bolton looks nervous. "Will I be NSA dir under Pence? Also, did I ever email Cohen??"
3/ the woman looks like she wants to pull a Comey & hide behind a flag. The guy next to her looks disgusted--like Trump smells bad. The guy closest to pence just looks depressed. "I was so close to retirement..."
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