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What the Hell Is Self-Care, Anyway?

Content/trigger warning: cursing, discussion of ableism There’s been a lot of kerfuffle over what the clinical/psychological definition of self-care actually is. I don’t believe the term has been so watered down that it is meaningless, as I’ve seen some anti-saneism activists claim, but I do think it’s important that we set the record straight on…

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Sensitivity Reading

Hello, dear readers! I have something different for you today. I am offering my services as a sensitivity reader. As such, the tone of this entry is going to be different than my usual profanity-ridden, plain language snark. Here we go. Education B.A., Biological Sciences, Smith College M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers School of Biomedical and…

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Today Is Carrie Fisher's Yahrzeit

Content/trigger warning: death For those who don’t know, the yahrzeit is the anniversary of death according to the Hebrew calendar. On a yahrzeit, it is appropriate to light a special 24-hour candle and have a moment of silent introspection before saying “may his/her/their memory be a blessing” in Hebrew. Because I’m converting Reform, I decided…

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Some Thoughts on Diet Culture

Content/trigger warning: cursing, disordered eating, discussion of diet culture I hate diet culture. You might be saying, “Of course you do, Mara. You hate everything.” And you’d have something of a point, but I don’t hate, for example, my wonderful fiancee. Or coffee. Or The Good Place. (Have you seen the latest season? So forking…

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Misogynableism and Greta Thunberg

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, misogyny, and misogynableism; cursing As with most of the things I blog about, I’m sure someone else has done a better job writing about this, but I’m going to try anyway. I’m going to preface this entry by saying that Greta Thunberg, while she’s awesome, is not the only young…

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