ME TRYING TO ACHIEVE MY DERBY GOALS
I’m getting back on the horse! Yesterday was my first practice back and I’m so sore in all the good ways.
WHEN YOU TRY TO ROLLER DERBY AFTER A TWO WEEK BREAK.
How ‘bout after a month PLUS break. OIY. I don’t even know if jogging with the dog has kept me in shape….we will see tomorrow night..hopefully!
The Disappearing Act of Fighting Disordered Eating as a Masculine-of-center woman
"I got a taste of something I had never known — shopping in the men’s department afforded my body the opportunity to take up the amount of space it actually takes up. Masculine people are afforded the privilege of space. Feminine people aren’t. Feminine people are supposed to be so small that they disappear. That they maybe make themselves disappear in that quest for lightness, for smallness, for compactness. Like flowers being pressed until they’re flat. "
SO SO much of this is speaking to parts of me I’ve only begun to discover and acknowledge.
LONDON VS. GOTHAM.
such an epic game. though the score was pretty spread, the magnitude and turn out for this event is extremely exciting and telling of the future of derby
"In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:
“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”"
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)
(Source: sociolab, via newwavefeminism)