Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

Emil Ferris, living with illness, creating a graphic novel, and choosing to be a monster.

I didn’t ever want to be a woman. I mean, it just did not look like a good thing, nor did being a man, because it felt like they were being victimized by the same system. It didn’t give them much more latitude than they gave women, in many ways. They were being constrained to behave in these ways that weren’t authentic and didn’t allow them to realize their full personhood, either. Being a monster seemed like the absolute best solution.

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Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

Original at Emm’s Positivity Blog (a highly recommended, very charming Tumblr)

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.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Today’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, April 18: Queer History.


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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Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Y’all this week flew by. I can’t believe it’s already Friday again. It’s been a tough week for me. Some of you might have heard about my tragic personal loss. It was a shock, but I’m recovering as well as can be expected.

Has everyone finished their taxes?

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Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

This image has no relevance whatsoever to the contents of today’s Dump, but I needed to share it

This essay on feminism and happiness hits awfully close to home even if you’re not familiar with all (or any) of the cultural references.

So maybe it was just sad, doughy me, at home stuffing the void with takeout, but it felt like Sad Girl Theory had infiltrated all the biggest moments in pop culture over the past two years. Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s breakout TV show Fleabag and Rachel Bloom’s My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend each fixated on two things: being sad and being a woman and the connection between both.

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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