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David Bowie tribute and a word about who is allowed to grieve for dead rock stars

“Ashes to Ashes” was the first song I thought to post as a David Bowie tribute this morning,

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The goal-setter’s dilemma

When it comes to things I want to do/achieve/experience, I have long gone the route of dogged persistence, holding on to the belief that it will happen because I believe it will, that I’ll find a way and figure it out and negotiate my way through, course-correcting on the fly to keep my eye on […]

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I see you, shiny pink #1 balloon.
I see you, shiny pink #1 balloon.
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On being anti-busy (lessons I learned the hard way)

To be “busy” in our modern world carries with it something like a badge of honor, a stake in the ground about mattering and about personal strength and resilience, and is a complete fucking farce that’s doing more harm than good. And, I reject it. 

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Thing I saw at the station.
Thing I saw at the station.
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This year, I’ll trick my brain into loving winter

In wintertime, a lot of people find themselves on a spectrum ranging from diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder to bouts of wintertime blues and blahs, and I’m no exception. Early winter is pretty and novel, but by late January, after months of very little exposure to sunlight, it’s hard for some people to stay productively motivated some days, hard […]

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#TakeBackTheWeb

As part of the documentary and multimedia project I’m working on, I’m launching another arm of it, and it is one we can all share. Using hashtag #TakeBackTheWeb, I’m asking people to go to Instagram to reclaim the hurtful or threatening words they/we have received online. Maybe you’d like to write the hurtful tweet/comment on a piece of paper and take […]

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I heart the crap outta these two. #latergram #365feministselfie 292/365 w @landisanna
I heart the crap outta these two. #latergram #365feministselfie 292/365 w @landisanna
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Things that have surprised me about the Kickstarter experience thus far

When setting up a Kickstarter campaign there is no shortage of advice floating around. Most of it is duh, and some of it is even good, the gist being to not be bashful, to be clear, to over-prepare, to do something everyday to promote the campaign, to use social media, email and in person contacts […]

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Earlier today, I said something like:
Earlier today, I said something like: "Great news! I dare today to get any better!" in response to hearing some awesome peeps I know plan to visit Chicago later this year. And, the day took that dare w awesome updates around every corner today. #365feministselfie 291/365
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Kickstarter: it’s go time

When I launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund my documentary series on women + online harassment, it never once occurred to me that it would not happen. I’m Pollyanna like that.

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Celebrating a kickass day. I couldn't pick btw brisket ramen and jalapeño hamachi. So I didn't. I regret nothing.
Celebrating a kickass day. I couldn't pick btw brisket ramen and jalapeño hamachi. So I didn't. I regret nothing.
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The perks of being on Kickstarter

My Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an episodic documentary film about women + online harassment is on like Donkey Kong. But, let’s discuss a few of the perks of backing the project at a significant level, and let us do so in the reverse order you see them on the campaign.

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