They’re seeking connection through domination, at the expense of gender equality.

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Fake Smile Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash

My husband and I are in bed at the end of what felt like a very long day.


An atheist’s guide to teaching children about death

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Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

When my daughter was a baby, her great-grandfather died.


We balance everyone’s needs all the time. Let’s insist upon being seen as the powerful people we are.

Woman with long hair, holding a torch in the dark, wearing a chainmail costume and looking like a gorgeous badass
Woman with long hair, holding a torch in the dark, wearing a chainmail costume and looking like a gorgeous badass
Photo by Alice Alinari on Unsplash

We, as a society, don’t put enough value on emotional labor and other domestic work.


I’m confident in my sexuality, but my husband’s makes no sense to me

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Photo: Xiaoyi Cheng Xiao Yicheng/EyeEm/Getty Images


To my shock, he actually responded

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Credit: ti-ja/iStock/Getty Images Plus


“Black is a Rainbow Color” is my favorite this year!

Excited adorable kid, with brown skin and black braids in a striped headband, in a “Future Leader” shirt, on a little bridge
Excited adorable kid, with brown skin and black braids in a striped headband, in a “Future Leader” shirt, on a little bridge
Awesome Kid! — Photo by Kiana Bosman on Unsplash


“You’re the real people,” he said, just before his fans stormed the U.S. Capitol.

A photo of US President Donald Trump looking like it’s in a funhouse mirror
A photo of US President Donald Trump looking like it’s in a funhouse mirror
Distorted Trump Photo by Pau Casals on Unsplash

“You’re the real people.”


Battle through that election anxiety and make your voice heard!

Bright colored geometric mural of the word VOTE with VO at the top and TE at the bottom
Bright colored geometric mural of the word VOTE with VO at the top and TE at the bottom
Photo by Jennifer Griffin of Chicago artist Mac Blackout’s new VOTE mural

Have you voted yet?

Here’s how to check if your ballot was counted

If you still need to vote


I’m writing letters for Sierra Club, and you can too!

Movie theatre marquee with the word “VOTE” and a tree, at night
Movie theatre marquee with the word “VOTE” and a tree, at night
Cropped Photo by Noah Pederson on Unsplash

Write letters to like-minded people in swing states, urging them to vote!


I love you, dear friend, even if there’s a screen between us.

Digital drawing of a smiling person with flowing black hair, a corona of sun behind her head, and a red heart in front of her
Digital drawing of a smiling person with flowing black hair, a corona of sun behind her head, and a red heart in front of her
Art by Alejandro Guipzot from Mixkit (cropped)

Darcy Reeder

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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