DxE is many things, but it’s not Terrorism

How VICE threw non-violent protesters under the bus for clicks

Feb. 16, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

Earlier this week VICE released a video special on the Berkely-based animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). Framed next to a picture of a threatening hand with a shotgun, the video asks the question ...

Crystal Porter: A Powerful Voice Against Germantown Gun Violence

YWI Profile Series, Part 1

Feb. 11, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Originally Published for WOMEN'S WAY.

In her 29 years living in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, Crystal Porter has seen over 30 people she knew killed by gun violence. A chef at The Union League (Philadelphia ...

Holiday Gift Guide for the Philly Feminist

Originally Published for WOMEN'S WAY

Feb. 10, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Read on Medium

Tis the season of giving — which means struggling all month to figure out what to get for your friends and family. For those of us who care about what causes and systems ...

“He’s Just More Logical Than Me”

How we let men get away with not caring

Dec. 15, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

I have heard this phrase more times than I can count, mostly uttered by women in long term relationships with men. I have said it myself about multiple different boyfriends of my own. And I ...

Your top questions about living with a chicken answered!

Where does she sleep? What happens to the eggs? Poop?!

Dec. 12, 2018, 9:29 p.m.


Why do you have a chicken?

Chickens in Saba Halal Slaughterhouse

In June of this year I walked into a Kensington slaughterhouse with 40 other activists. What we saw in there was horrifying. Hundreds of animals were kept in cages ...

5 Tips for Keeping the Liberation Pledge on your First Week of Work

(without getting fired)

Nov. 22, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

The Liberation Pledge is a commitment to anti-speciesism which involves refusing to sit where the bodies of animals are being eaten. I wrote two years ago about why took the pledge, and over the course ...

"Not for Pregnant Women or Aliens"

It's Time for Tech Conferences to Start being Accountable to Women

Nov. 7, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Last week I attended a tech conference in Philadelphia with the goal of familiarizing myself with a few Javascript frameworks I had previously been scared to touch (Python is more my thing). Overall the conference ...

Plants and Trauma

Growing and Healing Together

Oct. 28, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

I recently learned I have PTSD. This probably should not have been a surprise – I spent years in an abusive relationship where I was exposed to serious trauma, manipulation, rape, and terror during some of ...

Why Women need to Start Caring about Software Freedom

Oct. 25, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Imagine a future where the world’s governments are controlled by warring corporations, freedom of communication and information is limited only to non-seditious speech which does not challenge the new status-quo, and technology is used ...

Vivisection and Feminism

How females are used as reproductive machines

Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

When I was an undergrad at Ithaca College, I was awarded the opportunity to conduct an original research study over the summer of my Junior year. I was thrilled to have an opportunity that most ...

The Truth of Animal Testing

My experience in a college rat lab.

Oct. 22, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

I was recently asked by a student who is studying animal testing to provide my experience working in a lab. I thought I would publish what I wrote to her in case others may benefit ...