Actions You Can Take, Get Involved

Get Involved: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now for Social Justice

The most common question I receive is "What can I do?" It's great to read and research and listen, but when it comes to action, many people aren't sure what they can actually *do* to help those who need it. Here is a list of ten actions you can take right now: Diversify your online [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy, Lifting Voices: Guest Posts

Dear White Women: This is Not About Us

by Rosie Campos There were still three states that were “too close to call,” and I could barely keep my eyes open. As I climbed under the covers, my head was reeling. We were so sure. A little over 24 hours earlier, I was standing in the sunshine in front of the Cathedral of Learning [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

So What is White Feminism, Anyway?

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake white feminism noun a brand of feminism centered around the ideals and struggles of primarily white women feminism that doesn't understand western privilege or cultural context. feminism that doesn't consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality. a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved, Resources

Resource: Being a Good Ally

Being a good ally starts with one thing: listening. That includes reading. I've included some articles here about allyship that are particularly useful. If you really want to be a good, active ally, start reading and listening. Happy reading! So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All 'Allies' Need to Know by Jamie Utt [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved, Organizations to Support, Resources

Resource: Organizations to Support from Women with a Vision

Women with a Vision is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. Created by and for women of color, WWAV is a social justice non-profit that addresses issues faced by women within our community and the Gulf South [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues

The Power of Our Neverending Stories

 by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake [Content Warning: The following post discusses sexual assault and rape.] I. We get comfortable inside the stories we’re told as children. Fairy tales, bedtime stories, stories of distant pasts heard from grandparents and older relatives. Even our own narratives are weaved by the people around us, and we know that [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues

Why Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop Removed “Fables” From Our Shelves

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake Each year, I attend Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and the experience of being surrounded by so many like-minded people is, simply put, amazing. Everything from the Writers' Symposium to the panels to the gaming leads me to inclusive, progressive, accepting people and genuinely interesting [...]

Book Reviews & Book Lists

Why Nerds Everywhere Should Rejoice About “You’re Never Weird On the Internet (Almost)”

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake Being a nerd, I've liked Felicia Day and Geek & Sundry, her Internet empire, for a while now. I've watched most of The Guild and The Flog, and I've kept up with the geeky things she regularly puts online. When I heard she was writing a book, I was [...]

Education, Essays, Lifting Voices: Guest Posts

A Word from Your Geeky School Psychologist: Build Social Emotional Learning, Nerd Style

by Shereen Naser, Ph.D. You are sitting quietly. The room is comforting, well lit, and everyone seems jovial. They are chatting nonchalantly, sipping a beverage as they pass cards around the circle. While on the outside all look calm, on the inside each person is tense with anticipation, aware that in less than five minutes [...]