Ask TFB: Save the Last Name for Me

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Dear TFB, I found and loved your article “Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person” because I, too, grew up a broke white person. I followed it to your page and I have a question that you may seem uniquely qualified to answer. It’s a question about a family, or rather a future family. When my wife and I got married, she decided she didn’t want to change her last name. She had a variety of reasons for this, most importantly that she didn’t...

About Gina

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Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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Do Partners Get a Say in Birth Plans?

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Today I’ll be talking about something I have basically no experience with: Unsupportive Birth Partners. I am so far removed from that type of situation that it’s difficult for me to imagine the scenario, but I often see women complaining of just such a problem so I think it warrants a discussion. I’ll try to do this without seeming like...

The 5 Most Ignorant Arguments Against Water Birth

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Last week, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics released a joint opinion opposing water birth for reasons they can’t even legitimately explain. All they’ve offered is an admission that there’s “no evidence” that there’s a benefit to mom or baby. They also provided no evidence that it was harmful, either, but that didn’t...

Here’s What I’m Going to Do After Graduation…

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For the past few years, I’ve really tried to avoid thinking about a life post-graduation. I just had no idea what it could look like. That might sound insane since I’m paying all of this money for a graduate degree. I mean, surely I had plans for how to use it, right? Wrong. I just knew I wanted a Masters...

My First Video Blog!

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I dunno, this may be weird, but I’ve decided to do a video blog for today’s post. Would You Like to See More Videos? Please yes! I loved it! Sure, if you feel like it. Meh? Not really. Jesus please god don’t ever do this again.    pollcode.com free polls 

Midterms.

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A few weeks ago when I asked what y’all wanted to hear about, some of you said, “Grad school!” So here it is… an update about school life. I’ll try not to complain too much, though pretty much all I’ve been able to think this entire semester is, “ffffuuuuuuuuuuuucccckkkk.” Unlike past semesters where I had to stare down the barrel...

All The Ways I’ve Judged Parents…

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When we’re young, we look around and all we see are all the ways that parents are screwing up. It starts in adolescence when we feel those first sharp pangs of independence. We need to distance ourselves from our families, so we tell ourselves that our parents are big assholes because they won’t let us have all our friends over...

I Didn’t Do It.

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For years, I’ve been telling my husband that I have a knack for finding myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. In some cases, I put myself in situations that are perfectly innocent or just, yet appear inappropriate or shady to an outsider. Like stopping to help a little old lady carry her groceries across the street, when...