Today This Manic Mama talks to Sarah Talbot and Yantra Bertelli, co-editors of the book My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities.
We at Hipmama.com have often stated that it isn't all that fucking hard to just do the right thing. However, sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity to figure out what that is.
How Etsy Grew their Number of Female Engineers by 500% in One Year:
In the latest episode This Manic Mama talks to Cole Caljouw, a 34 year old Female to Male transmom of two, stepdad to two more, and law student extraordinaire. Check out the resource links for information about FTM issues, touring performances, and a story from the archives!
The government is taking away my child benefit? But I never bothered to claim it! Drat. And this is surely just the first of countless other social supports that will be destroyed in coming months.
The longer I remain alive, the more I am aware of structural barriers to success. From the vantage point of 39 years of age, it is obvious that my scummy little urchin self was not meant to accomplish much of anything. I was certainly not meant to smash my way to the other side and start shouting that I was shackled, subverted, sabotaged. What have I ever asked for?
First Comes Love. Then comes domestic partner agreements, durable powers of attorney for finances, health care proxies, hospital visitation authorizations, last wills and testaments, living wills - and, if you are parents or prospective parents, donor and co-parenting agreements.