THE PART I EDITED OUT: THE QUOTA PROJECT →
adrianeq: I recently got in a heated argument on twitter (*what else is twitter for*) that led me to envision a new project that will take over one year of my life and which I now feel the need to explain on this tumblr (*what else is tumblr for*). On my feed yesterday I saw that an old college… As a response to the sexist banter that often comes along with a critique of media created by...
Thank you all for all this digital love!
I just want to take a moment to thank all of you beautiful and kickass people out there who have liked, reblogged, and commented on my puffy face response. Your kind thoughts and words and revelations mean the world to me. This story, after all, still hurts to talk about — I’m even wincing right now as I write this — because the experience was so degrading, so upsetting, so...
jonathandrew-gr-off asked: you are so beautiful, oh my goodness! your story about running in your sports bra inspired me (not the part about where you got barfed on, that was just...you handled that really well, too, though, i would have just thrown up myself. not out of spite or anything but because ew vomit). but wow, you're gorgeous! inside and out. :)
toomanypeacocks asked: From a St. Paul lady to a Minneapolis lady, you're freakin' epic. That story of talking back to misogynist scum totally made my evening.
yokedplowbeast asked: You're a badass!
My Puffy Face Moment: VIVA LA SPORTS BRA!
YOU BETTER START RUNNING FASTER, HONEY, BECAUSE YOU NEED TO LOSE ANOTHER 20 POUNDS BEFORE YOU GET AWAY WITH RUNNING IN A SPORTS BRA! This comment, like most cowardly things, was not said to my face, but rather in passing as I ran past a group of guys on St. Patrick’s Day. I was running back to my apartment in Minneapolis, wearing shorts, sneakers, and a sports bra. They were presumably...