Each spring the National Network of Abortion Funds hosts a national bowl-a-thon to raise money for abortion funds across the US. I’ve joined a bowling team to help raise important and needed funds for the CAIR Project, a Seattle-based abortion fund that helps women in Washington, Alaska, and Idaho secure the funding and treatment they desire. A first trimester abortion can cost anywhere from $650- $1,000, all of which must be paid upfront. For many women the money alone represents an overwhelming burden. Travel, waiting periods, child care, inflexible work schedules, and lack of support only compound the struggle. Members of our bowling team have volunteered on the CAIR project hotline or have defended abortion clinics from anti-choice protesters. We’ve got skin in the game and need your support to keep going. Please consider donating to help women across the Northwest access the care they deserve.
Swedish dads, their kids, and what it means to have extended paternal leave. Hot tips for parents of fat kids (or any kids). Sally Draper, the best written child on television. The life and times of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Communication is the new ~digital~ moment. Rid your life of clutter (and all your possessions!)! “Flawless” and feminism. Missed connections for assholes. The overwhelming Blackness of To Pimp a Butterfly. The radiant Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on feminism in Vogue UK. Advice to your younger self.
Kelly Clarkson covering Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason”. Sylan Esso’s delightful Tiny Desk Concert (feel free to follow up with their even more charming Spotify Session).
Bluegrass covers (ohhhhh yeahhhhh)
Bing Crosby – Deep in the Heart of Texas (see you tomorrow, Tejas!)