Fab Fearless Females in Comics - Summer Reading List

At the comic shop I work at we had a special event last weekend that was met with much success.  A “Ladies” night.  A night where women and woman-identified could shop, chat and just generally geek out in an open store staffed by all female staff and attended by a local female artist.  Even at my store (which is pretty damned inclusive and open) women have felt uncomfortable.  It was nice to shop without the judgement or stares from other male customers and our ladies told us so....more
Denise Such a beautiful book, This One Summer is.  :)  Rat Queens would, in my opinion, be ...more

Sticks and Stones - Words Hurt

“You’re a fat, fat gross lady.”...more

My Greatest Race (Or How I Came To Love The Turkey Vulture)

I want to tell you the story of the greatest race I was ever a part of.A race that solidified my devotion and respect for one of our land’s most amazing birds.Sometime in my early teen years my parents took us on a trip to a park that was having a wild bird demonstration.  We got to see owls, hawks and even an eagle.  I’ve always enjoyed this rare glimpse at birds of prey and was all pumped when they brought out a bird I didn’t really like….at first.The Turkey Vulture....more

Get Yourself Some Issues (Of Comics)

I see complaints bemoaning the lack of diversity in the mainstream comic medium quite frequently.  Blog posts and Facebook group updates pointing out the lack of racial, religious and gender diversity in comic books - written both by people who read mainstream comics, those who shun mainstream comics but read indie, and those who have only a passing knowledge of the medium at all....more

Bloggers Who Have Changed Me

“I will no longer let the fear of vicious comments or replies stop me from speaking what I believe to be right. I will also never give a message that everybody will agree with. I know that even my most faithful followers will never agree 100% with what I say. I also know that they know that and are fine with it.I am done letting the bullies win. They won’t anymore. Not here.”― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing...more
MoonMaa  Thank you for reading!  I love getting to know viewpoints from so many places, and ...more

The Invisible Women of Canada - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

According to government statistics, Indigenous women are five times to seven times more likely than other women to die as the result of violence. The Native Women's Association of Canada has documented more than 580 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, most within the last three decades. Because of gaps in police and government reporting, the actual numbers may be much higher....more
pauldutton1968 This is such a tragedy and yet so little is being done...more

Feeding My Inner Teen - Style Savvy Trendsetters

So there’s this video game that my friend bought me for Christmas a couple years ago.  It’s called Style Savvy Trendsetters and it’s always on my game rotation.  Truthfully it barely leaves my 3DS slot....more

NaBloPoMo Kick off - 5 Things About Me

I’m really bad at these lists.  I don’t consider myself to be particularly interesting.  I mean, I probably used to be but these days it’s a never ending stream of toddler tantrums, dirty diapers, stressed out husbands and tired mommy.  With a bit of comic store tomfoolery thrown in for good measure.  But I committed to this NaBloPoMo thing so here goes:5 Interesting Things About MamaBean*...more

Baby, Stairs Are Dangerous

I haven’t completely trusted my husband with Bean.  I’ve left them alone together (they look after each other on Saturday and Sunday) but there’s always this little nag in the back of my mind.  What if, what if, what if…it chants, spinning my anxieties and having me imagine the worst possible scenario.  Hubby is easily distracted.  He has a tendency to get sucked into the computer for hours on end....more

Struggling To Keep Up – PPD, Anxiety and Back To Work Blues

I knew going back to work would be hard, but I didn’t think It would hurt this damn much.Thursdays and Fridays are the worst days for me.Every Thursday I wake up and cram as much “special time” in to the two hours before we leave that I can, in between getting clean and dressed.  I’ll feed Bean his favorite breakfast of grapes and crackers and turn on a bit of Pocoyo so he’ll sit in my lap and munch happily away....more