Favorite Blogs

I have been spending a lot of my time reading other blogs. Aside from having them sit immobile on the sidebar of my blog, I’d love to share them with you. I expect I will write similar posts from time to time as my interest gets piqued in new and exciting parts of the blogosphere. Here are my first five favorites in no particular order:

Enough. The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism

Enough is a space for conversations about how a commitment to wealth redistribution plays out in our lives: how we decide what to have, what to keep, what to give away; how we work together to build sustainable grassroots movements; how we challenge capitalism in daily, revolutionary ways.

The Well-Rounded Mama: Size-Acceptance Warrior, Birth Activist, and One Fierce Mama

The purpose of this blog is to create an intersection of the fat-acceptance and birth worlds, two realms that rarely interact.

It is time for frank discussion about the way that fat women are discriminated against in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. It is time to raise the awareness of Health At Every Size (HAES) among birth professionals and birthing women. And it is time for some common-sense information about pregnancy in women of size.

Racialicious: The Intersection of Race and Pop Culture

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves newsflashes.

Stand and Deliver: Reflections on Pregnancy, Birth, and Mothering

I have a PhD in American Studies with emphases in U.S. environmentalism and the history of medicine and health care. My dissertation, Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America, examines the modern unassisted birth movement. I have two children and am married to a Canadian. If you have a few minutes, please read the birth stories of my daughter Zari (a planned unassisted birth) and my son Dio (a midwife-attended home birth). I also sell handmade ring slings at Second Womb Slings.

Homegrown Evolution: Vegetables, Chickens, Hooch, Bicycles and Cultural Alchemy

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne write Homegrown Evolution, a blog that explores a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. Kelly and Erik are the authors of The Urban Homestead coming out in June of 2008 from Process Media. They have researched and experimented with small scale urban agriculture since moving to their tiny bungalow in Los Angeles ten years ago. Since 2006, in this practical, hands-on blog, we have shared our successes and failures and include step-by-step directions and links to resources that will get you started urban homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house.

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