Confession


Confession: Youngest Got her Period

When I asked Youngest if I could talk publicly about her first menstruation, this was her response: “Hey Youngest! Can I tell Twitter you got your period?” “Uhh…yeah sure, whatevs!” My little menstruator everybody. ā€” šŸŽƒBloody Mary Q.šŸŽƒ (@MaryQConfesses) October 12, 2017 She’s not shy about her first period, and […]


Screaming O: Violators of Privacy and Masters of Spin 2

The “Body Safe” panel at Woodhull went wrong in so, so many ways. So much so, that I’m having to write this post instead of a general recap.Ā  I’m literally shaking as I write this. I’m so angry, and so scared. Lawyers are getting involved. I worry that a vindictive […]


The Ballad of Jan: An #SFS17 Story in Three Vignettes 1

Gather ’round, kids, and get comfy. For this story about to unfold is filled with confusing happenstance, odd twists and turns, seemingly insurmountable odds, and above all, getting shit done. The Hero We Didn’t Ask For: A Random Man It all began with a random man on the internet, or […]


Confession: Our Nightly Routine

I don’t remember when it started, but it’s become our thing. Carrie and I have a nightly routine. Occasionally, when one of us has had a particularly hard day, the other will offer to do it without any reciprocation. Once in a while, one of us will have too much […]


Confession: My Last Sex Toy Party

I was more nervous than I knew I’d be. I’m always a little nervous, but I was particularly restless that Saturday. This would be my last sex toy party for the foreseeable future. I put in my notice to quit my contract with my sex toy party company several weeks […]


Confession: I Am Angry – Politics, Privilege, and the Pulse Shooting in Orlando

Content Warning: Gun violence, homo- and transphobia, racism, and general insensitive Christian cishet nonsense. I think I nearly made my awesome, but incredibly empathetic therapist cry during our session on Friday. There is so much going on about this whole situation that hurts and infuriates me, but I can’t seem […]


Confession: Untangling My Relationship with Porn

I have a strange history with porn. When I first became a feminist, I avoided porn. CarrieĀ and I both did for a while, since there’s a nuanced question of consent that keeps coming up, and I think that still plays into my viewing of porn today. I’ve also experienced issues […]


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Confession: I Was Committed to the Psych Ward 3

This is my third piece on having a mental breakdown at the beginning of the year. These posts discuss mental illness experiences in detail and may be triggering to some readers. You may wish to read the first two pieces, one on the breakdown itself and the other on my […]


Confession: I Was Taken to the ER for a Mental Health Emergency 3

Last week I wrote about having a psychotic breakdown. Please read that post first if you can, although noteĀ it may beĀ triggering for some. This week, I’m going to share what it was like to go to the ER for a mental healthĀ emergency. By that, I meant to say “this is […]


Confession: I Had a Psychotic Mental Breakdown 4

You read that right. I had a psychotic mental breakdown. Trigger warning: I’m going to describe exactly what that’s like. I’ve been pretty open about having bipolar 2. It finally came to a head one night. I’m going to write a series of posts on my experience because IĀ had a […]