Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

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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.

This is a Story of Moderate Weight Loss

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I come from a long line of people that value food.  Gatherings in my family always involved huge amounts of food, tables groaning under the weight of the effort of the matriarchs and their progeny.  Food was always offered when company came by, regardless of the hour of the day, how recent lunch may have been, or how close our guest was to consuming dinner. My mother likes to tell stories of her grandmother, who used to require that her grandchildren eat their fill, making eating motions and saying “Essen, essen,” hoping, I imagine, that her lovingly made food would bridge the linguistic gap between her mother tongue and her Anglo grandchildren. Food has always meant love in my family, and I have always desired huge amounts of both. Until very recently, my form has betrayed this desire. Read full post

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Large, high res version of this image is here.

Today’s collection is Tuesday, December 20: Stairs.


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.

This Week in Feminist History

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On December 19th in 1935… Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

This is how I’m approaching the weekend. You?

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

I was super high on cold medication and hot toddies when I read this essay about medieval mystic Margery Kempe and that might have contributed to my difficult time picking a pull quote. But also, it’s just all so good. If you’re a into literary criticism (or academic humanities in general), fanfiction, women’s writing, Christian theology and mysticism, or the concept of the death of the author, this piece is for you. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

The whole gifset of this lovely man’s thoughts is here.

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.