Juice Fast, Juice Furious: A Three Day Cleanse Mini-Experiment
Society & Culture

Juice Fast, Juice Furious: A Three Day Cleanse Mini-Experiment

Sometimes during the more gloomy parts of the year, I will partake on a mini-challenge to prevent winter depression and boredom. Usually it lasts a few days until I’m sufficiently challenged-out. I decided to embrace the New Years Resolution common pick and forced myself onto a three-day juice cleanse. Uuuuuggggghhhhhhhh. Things to expect from a … Continue reading

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Feminist Illustrator & DIY Grrrl Kelley99 Tells Us Like It Is
Art / Feminism / Happy / Lit

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Feminist Illustrator & DIY Grrrl Kelley99 Tells Us Like It Is

Kelley99 is a Seattle-based illustrator and “proud activist of the F-Word.” DIY badass with her own art tattooed all over her body, this punk princess is a full-time free spirit dreamer. Kelley sat down with Luna Luna to talk about art, Girl Power, and embracing the beautiful dichotomy that comes with being human. Continue reading

How Do YOU React To Street Harassment? (Survey!)
Feminism / Society & Culture

How Do YOU React To Street Harassment? (Survey!)

When I posted my first ever Luna Luna article, “Stop Saying ‘I Have a Boyfriend,’” it got a huge response—bigger than I ever would have expected. I got comments both positive and negative, but after it was reposted to xoJane, I got a ton of comments regarding street harassment, and how my method was completely wrong … Continue reading

Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up
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Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up

Half way through her tenth grade year, my daughter brought home House on Mango Street. “Hey Mom, you ever read this book? We’re reading it in class, I wanted to finish it this weekend ‘cause I hate the class discussions. They just talk about the themes (she made a disgusted face) like language and empowerment … Continue reading

“You’re Not A Princess”: The Rebranding of All-Girl Schools
Feminism / Society & Culture

“You’re Not A Princess”: The Rebranding of All-Girl Schools

Recently, I came across an article raving about the new advertising campaign for Mercy Academy, a girls’ Catholic school in Kentucky. The campaign is powerful in all its anti-Disney glory. “You’re not a princess,” it reminds girls, “but you can still rule the world.” Another reads “Don’t wait for a prince. Be able to rescue … Continue reading

“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism
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“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism

Recently, my younger brother (who is all kinds of awesome) called me from his college in Pennsylvania to relate a story he thought I’d appreciate. A classmate of his was trying to make a “scientific argument” for why gay marriage should not be legalized, which went something like this: “Marriage exists because women had to … Continue reading

Internet Activism Part III: 7 Responsibilities We Have To The Internet
Feminism / Society & Culture

Internet Activism Part III: 7 Responsibilities We Have To The Internet

This piece is a follow up to two earlier pieces, here and here. — To continue our discussion of the role of social media in Internet “outrage” and activism, I’d love to switch the focus to us, the content providers. This post is aimed at readers that consider themselves the creators and purveyors of information, … Continue reading