Include Women in Your Board Game Night

Back when I was studying for my MFA in Creative Writing, there was a recurring social event among the writers in our group dedicated to playing Risk — I think it was Risk Legacy. It was an all-evening affair involving pizza, booze and sleep-deprivation, attended primarily by men. Like most of…

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Grieving on the (M) Train

Back in October, I read M Train by Patti Smith. I picked it up in the airport. I just moved to New York in May, and I commute an hour and a half to work in Brooklyn now. I thought no one could teach me how to be a writer…

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Tidy Up Your Values: How KonMari Made Me A Better Feminist

Marie Kondo’s oh-so-joyous cleaning revolution happened back in 2015 (thanks for the illustrated guide, Gwyneth!). But just this summer, I saw another dear friend of mine going through the process  —  first clothes, then books, then everything else, striving for that stripped-down life we’re all trying so hard to…

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