who we are
December 7, 2018
The holidays, Smarties. They get me every year. I love them. I do. Or, I *want* to love them.
October 16, 2018
Shannon, The One Who is Mad as Hell
The experience Dr. Christine Blasey Ford described is very, very similar to what happened to me.
August 2, 2018
Shannon, The One in Flux But Not the Awesome Aeon Kind
Everyone I know seems to be in a time of flux right now. Things are shifting more than usual. It's not always bad shifting, but it's uncomfortable. Unfamiliar.
March 21, 2018
Shannon, The Hopeful One
Today, my children learned how to participate in peaceful civil disobedience. Today, my children learned to fight for their rights.
February 21, 2018
Shannon, The One Trying to Raise Kids Who Care
I don't know how to write about mass shootings anymore. I don't know how to send my kids to school without terror clinging to the back of my throat. What's next?
January 3, 2018
Shannon, The One Ready to Simplify
It’s funny how living in a dystopia can amplify a beautiful simple night. How, in all the complicated misery of the last year, the desire to simplify and be together has shone through.
November 20, 2017
Shannon, The Angry One
Every woman I know is angry right now. But it’s not the kind of anger you can quickly and easily funnel into something productive.
October 27, 2017
Shannon, The One Who Really Hates Crickets
You have to say something, please. Here's a handy list of things you can say.
October 9, 2017
Shannon, The One Who Wants to Run
Today, I don’t want to be a mother anymore. Today I want to walk out of the house and never come back.
August 7, 2017
Shannon, The One Singing Hey Jupiter
It’s hot today—and it’s going to get hotter each day this week—and I’m listening to old Tori albums for the first time in a very long time. I’m still surprised by how many words I remember.
But some I’ve forgotten.
Memories are rushing back to me of summers when these al...
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