It was in 1932 when a real estate broker, Bernard London, self-published an essay called Ending the Depression through Planned Obsolescence. London may or may not have coined the phrase; yet, he has certainly been given the credit for verbalizing this particular economic strategy. In a nutshell, London advocated for the government to mandate arbitrary… Read More Planned Obsolescence & Our Consumerist Economy
About a year ago I came across a Canadian charitable organization called–Femme International. An NGO working in Kenya and Tanzania committed to advancing the rights of women and girls through targeted programs that focus on menstruation, sexual health, and feminine hygiene. Through education and the creation of a “Femme Kit” young women and girls are… Read More Anecdotes: Our Periods and the Menstrual Cup
Let’s all imagine a common scenario. You are at your local grocery store. You have either just finished work or it’s the weekend, regardless, you are shopping when everyone else is shopping. It’s busy. Your stomach growls and you are a tiny bit faint. You are starving. No, you are fucking starving.
There is only one good thing about paying your own utilities–you learn quickly how much energy, heat, and water you actually consume.
At one time I found myself in a classroom taking an eight hour course on Food Safety. It was what you would expect, similar to a driving course, mind-numbingly boring. So boring that as I slumped my body against the back of the chair I would envisage taking a pen and smashing it into my… Read More She died the way she lived,”Sunny Side Up.”