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Graduation season is upon us which means one thing: graduation parties galore. Amongst the plethora of yard games and buffet style food lines, there’s one thing that drives me crazy, and that is finding the perfect grad gift. Whether it’s the young girls I used to mentor graduating high school or my best friend in the world graduating from college, the thought of finding them an appropriate gift baffles me. Using my extensive resources (asking my mom ... Read More
My heart just exploded through my ribs.  If this video of a grandfather being surprised with an English Bulldog puppy/pile of chubby wrinkles doesn’t make you smile just a little bit, then I don’t know what to tell you. What I can tell you is that his tearful, raspy cries of joy, “ Oh my gawd, holy jesus! Oh my gawd, hello sweetie!” will have you making grabby hands at the nearest soft object and clutching it to your chest!We ... Read More
Whether single, in a relationship or something in between, lets reclaim Valentine's Day as a day to recognize the amazing feminists in our lives that show the ladies (and our fundamental rights) love all year long. Here's your guide to the best feminist gifts for Valentine's day, whether you are sharing them with a partner, a friend or just treatin' yo self. Heart Print Headband from BeauxoxoThis cutesy headband is perfect for the modern Rosie the Riveter in ... Read More
  As I dug through the vintage photo archives of various families on Ebay and Pinterest circa the early to mid 20th century, I was increasingly confounded by the persistence of dolls. Almost every photograph of little girls on Christmas also features her most prized holiday gift: a doll. Of course one would hope that girls had a few more options; after all, boys are not offered toys that underscore the importance of physical beauty or childcare in the way ... Read More
  Ever since I first saw the beautiful claymation creation Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I yearned for a stuffed animal from the Island of Misfit Toys, that glorious realm of toys that had been rejected for flaws, big or small, in their construction. These stuffed animals were one-of-a-kind; they were inexplicably soulful, both sorrowful and enduringly hopeful.     When I stumbled upon the work of the brilliant toymaker Matlyak Tatiana, my ... Read More
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