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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Spending Travel Tuesday with William Shakespeare

Happy Travel Tuesday, friends! It’s that time of the month, the time when I share travel tips on how to pack, what to do, where to stay, and more from some of my favorite travel destinations. Born out of a reader request for more travel content and a sadly empty travel schedule in 2018, I intend to share past travel experiences with you to keep the wanderlust flowing all year round! Make sure to tune every month for more Travel Tuesday ...
Lifestyle, Style

Femme Style as Politics and Attitude | My Outfit is My Statement

Is style political? Absolutely. When we get dressed in the morning, the clothing we put on is the armour we wear to face the world. It can (and should be!)  be a means of self expression, but it often also makes a political statement. When a certain famed talk show host tells the world that you shouldn’t wear a crop top if you have a tummy, any time a tummy owner wears one they are making a statement in direct contrast. Any time Alok ...
Lifestyle

3 Ways to Address your Stress | Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month With all of my #RealTalk about mental health and my dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression, it only makes sense to talk about this with you! Enter Shemiah Derrick, MA, who reached out via Instagram. She’s a therapist in the Chicago area and she’s basically amazing. So when she reached out about working together to spread our respective messages about mental health, of course I jumped right on ...
Lifestyle

12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is one of my favorite days of the year because, for at least 24 hours, significantly more people are aware of the impact they have on the environment and actively work to lessen that impact. But Earth Day is only one of 365 days. What if everyone did as much as they do on Earth Day every single day of the year? Think of how much difference we could make. I’ve got 12 ways you can celebrate Earth Day every day and make ...
Fashionably Femme

Kayla, Femme meets Butch with Authorial Grace | Fashionably Femme

WELCOME!  Welcome to Fashionably Femme. Fashionably Femme is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are activists, educators, bosses, parents, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Join me as we explore femme as so much more than a label but truly a way of life. Meet Kayla, long time friend, YA author, and overall spectacular person. We’ve been planning this feature ...
Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Wife Life | Body Positivity and Mass Media

I Feel Pretty (But Only After a Concussion) – Body Positivity isn’t a Joke Recently, trailers for a new Amy Schumer movie have taken over my social feeds. The movie — which I’m not linking because I don’t want to give them the views or traffic– focuses on Schumer’s character hitting her head in a SoulCycle class and suddenly seeing herself as beautiful and being confident in her body for the first time, despite being ...
Lifestyle

My Femme Isn’t Weak. Your Inability to Accept it is.

My Femme Isn’t Weak. Your Inability to Accept it is. In my teen and college years, I dated men. I know, the most vocal, confident, and proud lesbian of them all dated men. Would you believe it’s because I thought I was supposed to? Sure I knew I wasn’t entirely straight. I mean have you seen Kiera Knightley? [fans self] But I didn’t fit into any of the stereotypes I’d seen of queer women. I wasn’t the proud owner of a closet of flannels, I ...
Lifestyle

What I’m Currently Reading and Listening To

Somehow, despite all of the work I’m constantly doing, I still find time to sit and read, listen to podcasts, and watch television. Mind, when I say TV I mean Netflix. Our TV is hooked up to the internet and that’s it. And, honestly, that’s how I prefer it. But I digress… I always have people asking what I’m reading, watching, and generally consuming. So here’s a look into what’s on my radar ...
Travel

Travel Tuesday | Oxford, the Land of Literature and Harry Potter

  Happy Travel Tuesday, friends! It’s that time of the month, the time when I share travel tips on how to pack, what to do, where to stay, and more from some of my favorite travel destinations. Born out of a reader request for more travel content and a sadly empty travel schedule in 2018, I intend to share past travel experiences with you to keep the wanderlust flowing all year round! Make sure to tune in the second Tuesday of every ...
Style

When Spring Just Hasn’t Sprung Yet | Spring Style

We all know how much I love winter. I’ve been terrible at keeping it a secret and it’s definitely something that affects my life decisions in big ways (post on that coming soon). But when the calendar says it’s March, I’m definitely ready for the weather to turn and to stop having to wear a coat everywhere – even if my winter coat this year is pretty darn cute. It’s the time of year when spring pieces are ...