Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In
IDEK I've just always loved this photo

IDEK I’ve just always loved this photo

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

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Why the Italian Waiter Made Me Cry: Confessions of a Reluctant Celibate

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The author with Italian Waiter (left) and his son (we thought? on the right). Editor’s note: I think everyone who was working this restaurant was related and they were all this beautiful.

It was a gorgeous early evening in San Diego. I suppose most early evenings are gorgeous in San Diego but as I am from the Midwest, it was a particularly luxurious experience for the sky to be so blue, the clouds to be so white, the air to be so fragrant, the breeze to be so delicious on my skin. This is how I experience the world. Sensorially. Sensually. Sexually. Read full post

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Get the ginormous, hi-res version.

Today’s collection is Tuesday, August 30: John Boyega.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.

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This Week in Feminist History

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femhistory 8-29 to 09-04

Welcome to another week of amazing women in history. I hope you all enjoy it, especially the last one, which I couldn’t resist. Please note, there is a trigger warning for a brief mention of child sexual abuse for the September 2nd entry. It’s in parenthesis, so feel free to skip if needed. Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread
Oh my god

Oh my god

I can’t stop watching this. How’ve you been?

Thursday Link Dump

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Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin win gold medals in Awesomeness.

Women helping women and being rewarded for it despite the attitude of the misogynist who created the award, fuck yeah. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.