Posts Tagged self-care

Musings on privacy and self-care

Today marks my first week back to Feministing after a month (mostly) off to take care of a health problem. It was a weird time, in large part because breaks aren’t really my thing. I like work. It sustains me, fits me; a friend once told me my spirit animal is an overcommitted pit bull. And while I’ve always understood the importance of self-care in theory, I’d also seen the idea invoked to shirk commitments and knew how that could burden others. But the month was necessary, and I’m extremely grateful to the people with whom I write and organize for stepping up so I could step back (I see you Maya, Dana, Suzbob, Kate, etc.).

It was also a ...

Today marks my first week back to Feministing after a month (mostly) off to take care of a health problem. It was a weird time, in large part because breaks aren’t really my thing. I ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Self-care Edition

It has been, to put it lightly, a rough news week. It has been, to put it beyond lightly, a rough news summer. As we roll into fall, the load doesn’t seem likely to lighten. In her column this week at On Being, Feministing Editor Emeritus Courtney Martin asks how consumers of the news who care deeply about what’s going on in the world, especially when we see our own experiences in the headlines, are to balance our desire to know, and our desire to help, with our need to stay emotionally balanced.

… how does one process all the heartbreaking news? I’m not talking about the much-discussed decision whether to watch the brutal violence ...

It has been, to put it lightly, a rough news week. It has been, to put it beyond lightly, a rough news summer. As we roll into fall, the load doesn’t seem likely to lighten. In ...

“It’s OK to sit one out.”

Like many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in the streets and all signs point to the police officer responsible for his death getting away with it. Add to that a city under siege for exercising its right to assembly, and this is perhaps the biggest news story of the year on American soil. It demands our attention.

And not just our attention, our outrage. Our support. It demands that we show up and let the family of Michael Brown and the community that held him dear know that they are not alone. ...

Like many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault.

Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor.

history of “female-friendly” porn.

Today’s news on voter suppression.

Sometimes I hate Frank Bruni, but his objection to the Catholic Church’s misogynistic hypocrisy is spot-on.

The Nation suggests ten ways you can combat rape culture (with the help of Feministing co-founder Jessica and contributor Eesha.)

Why personhood legislation isn’t passing.

Take care of yourself, activists.

Homosexuality is apparently basically exactly the same as shooting heroin.

It’s always the women’s fault: Egyptian PM says unclean breasts cause diarrhea.

Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault.

Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor.

history of “female-friendly” porn.

Today’s news on