If You Voted for Trump and Regret It, What Next?

Hi. Listen, I know you are feeling confused and maybe a little nauseous. I don't know what your trigger was for realizing something was wrong, but I want to applaud the sense of independence in you that led you to pull back and reassess. I wanted to first say that you are not a pariah. … Continue reading If You Voted for Trump and Regret It, What Next?

To Survive Trump, Ask an Abuse Survivor

For domestic abuse survivors or survivors of any kind of abuse, the experience of having a terrible & erratic man in our lives with a huge amount of power is scary & triggering. Hell, it's scary for all of us. Tonight, Trump let forth another outrageous tweet, one that actually is an insult both to reality and … Continue reading To Survive Trump, Ask an Abuse Survivor

Meditation for Trumpocalypse

I am barely going to be able to meditate, my head is nothing but my Facebook timeline. I am poisoned with caffeine, I am poisoned with caffeine. I lost two earrings and a hat, I got several projects part-way done and nothing really completed, or if they are completed I am not satisfied and my coat … Continue reading Meditation for Trumpocalypse

Dear Ms. Uh-Oh, Am I a Racist?

Dear Ms. Uh-Oh, I am really confused. I voted with my gut, which told me to vote for Donald Trump. Also my husband is really into Trump and I didn't know much about the issues, but he seemed like an outsider's choice and something "different." And now there are so many posts on social media … Continue reading Dear Ms. Uh-Oh, Am I a Racist?

I belong to the culture of labor

I belong to the culture of labor. What does that mean? Well, it's understandable if you don't know there is a labor culture, both in this country and around the world. This culture is not shown on sitcoms, cable networks, or in most movies--or if it is, it is portrayed as a depressing sliver: working-class … Continue reading I belong to the culture of labor

A Memoirist’s Manifesto

These are scary times--if extreme right-wing semi-fascist rhetoric scares you. It scares me, so I've found myself huddling, a little depressed, a little beaten down. I'm not talking about your religion or your political orientation. I'm talking about the extremes that many of my Christian and Republican friends are appalled by. The language of hate … Continue reading A Memoirist’s Manifesto

How to Write a Book in Two Weeks

  On March 28, Okla Elliott asked me if I'd consider writing a short book on Hillary Rodham Clinton for Squint Books, an imprint of Eyewear Publishing in London. I said no, because I had no idea what my angle would be for this project; I hadn't had any burning desire to tackle the topic, … Continue reading How to Write a Book in Two Weeks

Who’s the Boss?

Donald Trump’s latest foray into social media is either dense or designed to infuriate. This morning, an add for the Trump campaign with the slogan “Teach Hillary Who’s Boss” appeared in the Facebook news feeds of women who identify as feminists, who support Hillary Clinton, or who are otherwise identified somehow by the Trump Cheesewhiz Industrial … Continue reading Who’s the Boss?

Health “Benefits” and Violence

A long looonnng long time ago in a galaxy far far faaaar away, I was elected to serve on a committee at a workplace that discussed employee compensation and benefits. I deferred for a year because I didn't think my health could withstand it. Then I said to myself, Ok, everyone should put in their time, so … Continue reading Health “Benefits” and Violence

The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Available June 1, 2016 from Squint Books, an imprint of Eyewear Publishing: Order $14.49 Order from Small Press Distribution Download press kit (pdf) ISBN: 9781911335276 (paperback, pocket-sized, 188 pages) Find on Goodreads Who is Hillary Clinton, beyond the right-wing smear campaign and the reputation of her husband? Sonya Huber’s short, accessible book takes a balanced look at … Continue reading The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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