books and reading · chronic pain/fibromyalgia · Los Angeles · movies · television · women/feminism · writing

The Short History of a Fan Girl

Confession: I am a total fan girl. I love books. I love movies. I love TV. I love myself some stories. And I really love the good ones. As a kid in an abusive home, I also really needed the escape that came from being able to visit a world outside my own. It helped… Continue reading The Short History of a Fan Girl

women/feminism

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Special thanks to the fan who donated to this blog in honor of International Women’s Day. Please watch this video starring Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) in drag narrated by Dame Judy Dench.

hair · jews of color · women/feminism

Would you like some bleach?

So a bunch of us women folk are sitting around discussing the drama that is female body hair. The summer never ends in Los Angeles so even on Labor Day, we’re talking waxing, bleaching and laser removal. Fun times. Tomorrow, we’ll move onto Jewish guilt and cooking for an army and still feeling we haven’t… Continue reading Would you like some bleach?

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · women/feminism

Cool Jewish Event: Women-only Launch Party for Taliah Performing Arts Center

Event: Women-only Launch Party for Taliah Performing Arts CenterDate: Saturday, March 13, 2010Time: 8:30pmPlace: 303 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY For Immediate Release Taliah Performing Arts Center for Women Official Opening NightLaunch Party March 13th New York, March 8, 2010 – Taliah Performing Arts Center, a women’s-only studio for acting and dance located in Carroll Gardens,… Continue reading Cool Jewish Event: Women-only Launch Party for Taliah Performing Arts Center

Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · women/feminism

Sexy Latinas and the Rise of the Hot Jewish Girl

Recently I explained to someone that I was upset because someone referred to me as “sexy Latina! Sexy Latina! Sexy Latina!” as if they were talking to a small child or one of those dogs that fits in your purse. I felt like a rattle or dog bone was being shaken and shoved in my… Continue reading Sexy Latinas and the Rise of the Hot Jewish Girl

culture/multiculturalism · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · women/feminism

The alternative to JOC-slapping

http://www.hulu.com/embed/X38IH5qfXSpRb29ugb33uA Or just continue to do JOC-slapping.

books and reading · Hispanics/Latinos · news · television · women/feminism

What kind of name is that???

Maria de la Soledad Teresa…O’Brien? CNN’s Soledad O’Brien talks about being “Latino in America”: When you have a name like María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien, you have a lot of explaining to do. My mother is black and also Latina, more specifically Cuban. She is a devout Catholic who credits the Virgin Mary with… Continue reading What kind of name is that???