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.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Today’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, May 30: Trans Visibility.


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

Guest Post, · Categories: Feminist History

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Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Keeping with the Pikachu theme for another week

It hasn’t been a terribly restful week thanks to the city putting in a ridiculous and dangerous roundabout at the end of my block to replace the stop signs despite protests by the parents of a blind child in the neighborhood. What fuckery are you looking forward to sleeping through this weekend?

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

ELLE magazine’s article on Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott’s work doesn’t deny death, or poverty, or bad times, but it pushes for recovery. In her most recent single, “I’m Better (feat. Lamb),” which was released in January, the chorus circles around and gets repeated with a robotic flow: “I’m better, I’m better, I’m better / It’s another day, another chance / I wake up, I wanna dance / So as long as I got my friends /…I’m better, I’m better, I’m better.” This is not a boast from her to her fans; it is a mantra to them from her, even if there is a self-help quality to it. What matters more is that it feels determined, and that is what her fans depend on her to provide—the good news.

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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.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Today’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, May 23: Paths.


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.