2015 has been a good year for body love in the media. I’m hoping the days of body type trends: Marilyn and Sofia in the 50s, Twiggy in the 60s, Cindy in the 80s, Kate in the 90s, and Gisele in the 00s, are no more. They’re all lovely, but expecting every woman to match an […]Read more "Self Love and Pop Culture Beauty"
In this golden age of television, there is much joy. Between the premium channels like HBO and Showtime, new world players Netflix and Amazon, and even the occasional cable network, the art of the TV series has enjoyed a recent renaissance. The freshness and vibrancy of these shows is largely thanks to the diversity that […]Read more "True Detective’s Lady Cop Problem"
This guest contribution comes from Ariel Chesler, an attorney and writer in New York. He lives with his wife and two daughters, and one cat. He is the son of feminist author and psychologist Phyllis Chesler. He’s a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Role Reboot, and Ravishly.com, a feminist news+culture website and cross-posting collaborative […]Read more "Reading Books About Women Made Me A Better Man"
This guest contribution comes from Sarah Gladstone, a California native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and regular contributor to Huffington Post and Ravishly.com, a feminist news+culture website and cross-posting collaborative partner of PDXX Collective. She is a writer, a woman, a daughter and a friend, in that order. Sarah is a lover of language, laughs, libraries, […]Read more "Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender"
for Leslie Feinberg in the span of two mountains, in the space between trains, we move in quick, bite the hands that cut us, kick back our finger on the heart of the beet The sink’s short memory Washed The blues of it, red juices, stained steel, both two or more things true and the […]Read more "left a warrior"
after Adrienne Rich fox danced between me and the very still water headed north past geese and white-beaked birds leaving V’s in the water, far from the cocker spaniel five minutes before or lighted towers brightening our left sides as we risky walked beneath darker skies, I felt the opaque absence of fear for her […]Read more "a standing still"
Is dating in your twenties just one big let down? Days from my thirtieth birthday, I was listening to “Interstate 8,” by Modest Mouse—music of my high school years and from the Pacific Northwest, my home state. “Interstate 8” and “Broke” are songs for the shoe gazer, the existentialist, the emotional atheist. I’m going nowhere […]Read more "Let Down and Building Nothing Out of Something"
If your Twitter feed isn’t thick with comic writers, artists, and reviewers, you may have missed the tidbit of breaking news from Marvel: Our favorite Norse God is now a Goddess. The next storyline of Thor will feature Thor as a woman. As you might expect, reading the comments on Twitter and on the direct […]Read more "PDXX POW! Presents: Thor. She be Worthy."
When I was eighteen I went to an alcohol-fueled party with some school friends, and I kissed and made out with someone for the first time. The boy in question was older than me, hence he was able to legally procure the half a dozen shitty coolers I was drunk on, and it was rumored […]Read more "What’s Really Behind “Middling Millennials”"
Since October I have worked approximately, nine miles from my house and being without a driver’s license ordinarily hasn’t been a major stumbling block for me. However, somewhere between 2004 and now it feels like Trimet’s service has taken such a nosedive, that it seriously impacts my daily life trying to get from point A […]Read more "The Things I Won’t Miss On Trimet"