Anyone who regularly reads this blog, has probably already noticed this, but I am a terrible speller. I constantly misspell words—I had to re-type “misspell” just now. I consider it different than your average terrible internet spelling because I know the difference between “your” and “you’re” and between “they’re” “their” and “there”, and “its” and “it’s”. I know those common mistakes, but when a few years ago I was labeling a map of the United States, I misspelled more than a handful of the states. Now, you may be thinking that I’ve always struggled with reading and have been just kind-of making it though, but that isn’t the case. I’ve always been able to read easily and effortlessly. With spelling, I did alright throughout elementary school but soon most assignments were typed and I could use spell-check and so the appearance of my spelling improved, but in reality it never did.
These days, most of my close friends know that I’m a terrible speller, the evidence is in the text messages (and the aforementioned United States map) but I’ve been able to hide it from teachers, bosses, and co-workers. Still it’s painful when I’m writing a short note and can’t use a word because I can’t remember how to spell it, and it’s embarrassing when others have to correct my spelling. I’m afraid that my terrible spelling will hold me back from opportunities in my life. So this is my vow to improve my spelling and I would love any suggestions on how to do so!!
Imagine this: The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or…
This. Don’t hate on feminism just because you don’t need it. Do you trash the efforts to reduce poverty just because you aren’t poor? No! All the more reason that those who live a life free of sexism should help create a world free of sexism for everyone.
My summer reading so far has been romance and fantasy…and I wonder why I feel like my life hasn’t been eventful enough!