Good morning, loves! ❤️ Here are a few wisdom droplets for you: To state the obvious, every member of congress who aided & abetted last Wednesday's attack is a traitor to this country. #NatSec
If you've seen photos & listened to reports from congresspeople who were inside the Capitol during the attack, you know certain Republicans gave rioters pre-attack recognizance tours.
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Sep 19, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
We have to stay up. Stay focused. Stay happy. Stay optimistic.
Thank you, @silverbranchus for hosting an outdoor, physically distanced #Oktoberfest event. Spirits need lifting right now, and you're providing that service. #RIPRBG ❤
Sep 17, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The New York Times did this, back in 2016. Though, with Trump supporters and Duck Dynasty (vis-a-vis shows like Modern Family & Empire). nytimes.com/interactive/20…
It's the premise of #BigData. To riff off Aristotle's "give me a child until he is 7, and I will show you the man", in modern times, it's: "Give me your data, and I will show you who I believe you are, and push you in the direction of who I want you to be."
Sep 11, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
How quickly some forget. Journal articles, research reports, oral histories, and crimes stats all document upticks in anti-Muslim sentiment and violence in the aftermath of 9/11.
We must tell our stories — because others attempt to tell them (incorrectly) about us. It's one of the many reasons why I love oral histories. Talk, and listen, to people who've actually lived the experience. #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs#September11
Sep 10, 2020 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Agreed. Shortly after moving to NYC in 2005, the first one-woman show I ever saw was @staceyannchin's Border/Clash down on Bleecker Street at the old Culture Project. The arts make cities, and the people living inside them, alive and connected.
@staceyannchin When arts spaces close, it's like when a language dies — we lose a way of expressing ourselves & understanding the world around us.
Aug 23, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I walked for 2 hours & nearly six miles of physical activity before 10 am. Not bad. 💪 ❤
I've dropped 10+ lbs since COVID-19 quarantines started in March.
Aug 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I'm so horny it's ridiculous. I reaaaally should've arranged to have a fuck buddy in my COVID-19 physically distancing pod. Had NO CLUE this covid shit would linger around as long as it has. As a result, I've been in force abstinence for 5+ months.
Today's a writing day, so I'm cooped up inside all day. Just re-watched Y tu mamá también in the background. Its sex scenes are so hot. What's better than a younger man & older woman pairing? TWO younger men + an older woman. 😂
This TikToker is a "woman-loving woman" who has never been with a guy". She asks straight & bi women what it's like. My god, the comments!! vm.tiktok.com/ZMJhCmHrw/
Aug 20, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Tonight's #DemConvention filled me with so much hope. Now, I'm back to writing for another hour or so before heading to bed.
I remember, after Trump "won" in 2016, I worried writing about sex & pleasure might feel like a frivolous pursuit. Then I realized that it is EXACTLY at times when we feel our lowest that we need laughter, joy, pleasure, happiness, etc. to pick us back up.
Aug 16, 2020 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Yes. And, since most editors are/were writers, read their work, too.
I've been writing magazine and newspaper articles about sex & gender for 15+ years. My advice and reminder to all new writers: The people you're pitching are people. Get to know them.
Aug 14, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
I don't know who needs to hear this ... actually, I know EXACTLY who needs to hear this b/c I just blocked him ...
Sliding into my DMs to send me an unsolicited dick pic is a surefire way to get me to block you.
Aug 12, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
"This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal." — Toni Morrison. (🎥 : @theebillyporter)
"Turns out #BayardRustin was silenced by the movement because he was homosexual. Some of the leaders of the movement felt it wasn't appropriate to have what they labeled 'a sexual deviant' in their midst. So, they put him out." — @theebillyporter
Aug 8, 2020 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
Alright, lovebugs! 🐞 Baby Girl Twanna is going to bed soon because she drank too much whiskey. 🥃 😂
I will leave you with this Dutch phrase: Tot het volgende keer! (Translation: Until the next time / See ya next time!)
Was off twitter earlier today because I needed to get outside. I love nature because I'm Midwestern that way. 🌳 🐝 🌼
I went for a quick 4+ mile hike along @NatlParkService Turkey Run and Potomac Heritage Trail in #Virginia. Posting a photos thread because it was gorgeous.
Jul 27, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Lovebugs!! ❤️ While I'm waiting for my delayed 10 am mtg to start, I'll share a little secret ...
I'm going to be on stage THIS FRIDAY!! You, my sweet, can be part of the virtual audience. Grab a ticket. 🎟️ eventbrite.com/e/brs-live-pre…
Jul 26, 2020 • 10 tweets • 6 min read
Ah, yes, academia. 😃 Three men doctors created fake social media accounts to spy on other doctors. They published "scholarly" research to explain how unprofessional the doctors were for posting bikini photos. #MedKini#MedBikini cnn.com/2020/07/25/cnn…
Excerpt from the @CNN piece: "As a female doctor, I'm incredibly aware of how sexist the medical world is. Unless women are regarded as equals, we cannot achieve full progress not just in medicine, but in any other field of occupation."