Letters to Celebrities I’ve Never Sent- Amy Poehler

Dear Amy, I’m writing to you even though every inch of me is screaming noooooooooo. I’m so deeply ashamed that I’ve even started this letter…and as I continue this sentence the loathing grows. Everything I type is vile, clever garbage and I want to shoot myself (oh God more garbage) to stop my brain from continuing… But. I’m going to do …

Big Wins, Face Lifts and Freedom

I won! (and I didn’t even cheat) Best Radio Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy Best Social Media Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy @ tryingtobegood.com Thank you to all my loves for voting. I’m sending you all this cool shit because Trying to be Good is going through a big revamp. I’m not willing to be silenced for being a loud woman anymore. I will …

How to be rich when you feel poor.

1.When you wake up, after you do your “have to’s “kids to school, face washed, peed etc) before email, putting on pants or one quick facebook browse, get on the floor and move your body for 20 minutes. Set a timer. Yoga, stretching, rolling around, pretend yer a snake for all I care – just move your damn body before …

If all men could hear this….

For us to rise, you must fall. It’s the natural order of our system, to keep in balance, on the teeter-totter of the world.  And you won’t want to. Because things will be different. And that’s really scary.  But we promise you we will not hurt you. We will not rape you. We will not punish you. We want to …

A Letter From All The Women To All The Men

To All The Men, The first thing we want to say to all the men out there is that we love you. We’re not blaming you or attacking you. We have the best men surrounding us, brothers, best friends, men who have fathered our children and taught us more than anyone else has. We feel safe and respected and taken …

Crying is Radical

I feel a lot all the time but mostly I feel vulnerable and soft and these are not comfortable feelings for me to share publically. I can feel anger, righteous indignation, power, fear: but feeling vulnerable and crying (in front of people)…that’s my edge. And I’m all about walking the tightrope so the series about feelings begins here, on the …

White People Can Change the World

Yes. That title was click bait. But it’s true. I’ve had nothing to say this past week. There’s nothing a privileged white person can say right now. It hasn’t been my time to speak. I’ve been listening, learning, copying down messages that make me uncomfortable in my seat of power and if you are curious, I’m pasting them below. I’m …

Extreme Love / Extreme Pain

The feeling of extreme love, love so chest cracking terrifying in its wildness is the exact same feeling as extreme pain. I just received some upsetting news and the shock and expansion of my heart was the same sensation I get when I watch my boys sleep. Out of control with love. And terror. That we don’t know anything; and …

People are Complicated

This morning, I was sitting in my car in a rainstorm checking the ole fb and this woman popped up. A hard working, not yet uber famous, but probably making a decent living musician. An inspiration to many of us out there busting it. Play it loud with headphones on. And then I found out she was a Trump supporter; active …