What does it mean when CHIP funding stops?

One of many, many egregious things going on right now is the Congressional refusal to fund the CHIP program, which provides healthcare for low-income kids. As I have written about here and elsewhere, I have a personal connection to this issue, as my son and I were on the CHIP-funded state healthcare program in Ohio … Continue reading What does it mean when CHIP funding stops?

Nightmare Before Xmas Raffle!

As you may know, the Republican "Tax" Plan has a million festering surprises in it, and none of them are good. In addition to making the rich richer and everyone else poorer, it contains elements that will further weaken the Affordable Care Act. That is where you come in! I want to encourage people who … Continue reading Nightmare Before Xmas Raffle!

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

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

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

Interviews for International Women’s Day

Last week a wonderful woman in India, Gitanjali Venugopal, emailed me to see if we could do a blog collaboration for International Women's Day. Who is Gitanjali? Gitanjali is a 20 year old amateur blogger who believes in making “OMG! So Relatable” cross her reader’s mind at least once. She is an Indian Blogger (Snake charmer? … Continue reading Interviews for International Women’s Day

Two Eyes Are Never Enough

My ebook on direct care workers is now available from SheBooks! Two Eyes are Never Enough: A minimum-wage memoir is an ebook that was just released, one in a new series of short ebooks by women, including some writers whose work I follow and love, including Hope Edelman, Susan Ito, Faith Adiele, Marion Winik, and many more forthcoming. Each … Continue reading Two Eyes Are Never Enough

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