Category: Music

October 14 / feminism

This week, I’ve read a few dozen of the thousands of stories of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, verbal assault, sexual assault and rape that women have shared in my Facebook feed, on Twitter and in essays broadcast online. I don’t…

Read the PostOn being safe from men

June 16 / 1990s

I’m not mad, I just had nuff’ of the ruff stuff Remember when Queen Latifah was a rapper only? You talk about flavor, I got enough flavor to make a grapefruit sweet Get old ladies jumpin’ out of their seats…

Read the PostTBT: Nuff of the Ruff Stuff

May 5 / 1980s
April 22 / 1990s
April 19 / blog
February 1 / 1980s

By day, I handed a drive-through order to a man whose testicles lay outside his nylon running shorts, like a small bald rodent. ….   The good people at Okey-Panky published my short essay “Fast Food” today. Please read it —…

Read the PostNew essay: “Fast Food” in Okey-Panky

September 23 / 1980s

You know when you’re driving in the car, listening to the radio, laughing politely at the DJ’s jokes, and then that song comes on, and you’re singing along, so familiar, and then about two-thirds through, you realize I NEVER WANT TO…

Read the PostI love to hate you, baby

August 7 / 2000s
May 15 / Music

The recent issue of Rolling Stone includes a “playlist” feature with 15 artists discussing the music that made them them. Midlife Mixtape posted her version and invited blogger friends to do the same — who can resist that challenge? Herewith, a few travels through…

Read the PostThe Music That Made Me: Laywoman’s Edition

May 11 / Music