Love & Rebellion

The morning of Nov. 9, as I sobbed into my keyboard, one of my two cats positioned herself at my feet and meowed up at me, the same way she always does when she's hungry/lonely/dismayed about the state of the litter box/wants me to pet her...with my eyes.

As I gazed down at her, I took solace in the constancy of her catness. No matter who's president (still an open question), no matter what the future holds for us as country, she will still want to be fed/pampered/petted...from afar.

It is the same feeling of groundedness that I've gotten as I've read through this month's pieces: We have battles to fight, yes, and we have children to look after (whether we're sick or not), bodies to love, art to admire, arm wrestling to cheer.

Later this month, you'll read about the dates we have to go on and the sexy questions we need to have answered.

Love and Rebellion, these are just two of the things I'm committed to carrying forward through the next few months and years. Love and care for myself, and for others. And Rebellion, always Rebellion, against the rest.

As a reminder: I hope to see many of you at the Rebellious Magazine Anniversary Party on March 8. Let's celebrate another year of independent feminist media!

In Rebellion,

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter

Newest Rebellions

Beauty Rebelle

Eye Got It!: With the sun sneaking in more often in the winter months, I really am a fan of Eyebobs' new collection of eyeclips that turn your stylish pair of glasses into sunglasses.


Leaving Scientology and Taking to the Stage

Scientology is no laughing matter, yet writer/performer Cathy Schenkelberg found enough humor in the topic to parlay her 20-year ordeal as a Scientologist into the one-woman show “Squeeze My Cans” currently at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater.


Review: Kathy Griffin Shares Trump Tales & Other Celebrity Run-Ins in Hometown Show

On Feb. 18, Kathy Griffin stopped by the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts for a hometown show that was full of celebrity gossip, Trump tales and hilarious jokes.

40 Albums/Songs Every Woman Should Own

A certain someone who shall remain nameless (cough, cough, Karen!), turned 40 recently and dared ask the question, “What 40 albums by female artists should every self-respecting lady own?” Not being one to shy away from a challenge, I humbly suggest these 40 songs and/or albums all touched by a femme for your listening pleasure. 

The day I got this gig, I’d been suicidal for three days.

Karen Hawkins, editor of this mag and black superwoman from my journalism past, sent me a message asking if I’d like to write a monthly column in honor of her brother, Aaron. his blog site Uppity-Negro was one of the first on the internet

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required