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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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Shit is getting real in today's Spanish-immersion-while-getting-ready-for-work lesson. Cuz lookit, Los Vegetales have got some shit to overcome and beliefs to challenge. I mean, for real. But La Zanhoria is pretty good about expressing its emotional needs to Elmo and they just had un baile that was pretty sweet so I think Elmo is going to help them out even though right now he's only talking about their colors.  #sesameamigos
Shit is getting real in today's Spanish-immersion-while-getting-ready-for-work lesson. Cuz lookit, Los Vegetales have got some shit to overcome and beliefs to challenge. I mean, for real. But La Zanhoria is pretty good about expressing its emotional needs to Elmo and they just had un baile that was pretty sweet so I think Elmo is going to help them out even though right now he's only talking about their colors. #sesameamigos
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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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I received this *magnificently spectacular* mug as a gift today and already enjoy it very much for obvious reasons.
I received this *magnificently spectacular* mug as a gift today and already enjoy it very much for obvious reasons.
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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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Early this morning at @loyolachicago, #365feministselfie
Early this morning at @loyolachicago, #365feministselfie "fight The Man with the written word" edition. #PublicVoices
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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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Birthday card I received today from my colleague and friend ❤️
Birthday card I received today from my colleague and friend ❤️
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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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This photo from the #writetochangetheworld program @phenomenalwoman and I co-led a couple of weeks ago was just emailed to me and has me all 😍😍😍
This photo from the #writetochangetheworld program @phenomenalwoman and I co-led a couple of weeks ago was just emailed to me and has me all 😍😍😍
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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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That's one way to hide a thermostat, I suppose.
That's one way to hide a thermostat, I suppose.
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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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Seen in the loo at coffee shop
Seen in the loo at coffee shop
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Kickstarter: Day 1 update

Up late last night to give everyone an update about the first twenty-four hours of my Kickstarter campaign to help fund my documentary project about women and online harassment. Also hopped onto “Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez” on WGN Radio to talk about some of the subjects I’ll cover in the project.

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Side-eye game: strong #365feministselfie
Side-eye game: strong #365feministselfie