I’m a woman. And a traveler. As 18th Century as it sounds, people still have issues with that. Especially if I’m solo. Because everything is safe and sane if I had a man on my arm. So what were some of the things I heard when I told people about my tiny 3-month trip? “You’re […]
Tips, advice, and rant posts about the cage with less of a focus on travel.
It finally came. The day I was going to get my first tattoo. I didn’t anticipate getting it so abruptly. I planned on getting it when I came back from my trip. But then I realized how much of a boon it would be if I got it before. Why? Because the tattoo I wanted […]
Before you gasp and run away, stay and read my thoughts. I might surprise you. Maybe you and I are similar. I used to shame people that went to strip clubs. I used to feel embarrassed for the women, I used to feel gross talking with someone who frequented them. I told myself I’d never […]
The dimly lit, purple-floored expansive store is sparsely filled. Dildos line the walls, lubes clutter shelves and glass display cases, women’s lingerie hang on a few racks. A woman with piercings, neon pink hair, and wearing a corset fiddles in the back. She smiles when she sees me. I smile back, trying to appear casual. […]
“You’re a bitch.” Ouch. We take offense to derogatory terms for women. But why? Why does this word have meaning and why do we have to feel bad about it? Is the fight against them useless? Absolutely not, but it may also be time to readjust our position on some. Female-Only Derogatory Terms Most women […]
Yeah, I said it. Your religion is crushing you most likely. How do I know that? You wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t some part of you that wanted to leave your religion. Fair warning since this is one of my earlier posts, this is an unapologetic, blunt blog not for the easily offended or […]
Well hello! I’m Shelby. Exmo. Pescatarian. Environmentalist. Traveler. And a woman that is breaking cages. The cage You might not know what “the cage” is. No it’s not some fancy metaphor you should have heard. I made it up. It represents the cage women are stuck in and should break free from to be truly […]