Tag Archive: poor

Our Rented Homestead

If someone made me sit down and write a “How I Spent My Summer” essay, it would read more like the lyrics to a woe-is-me country song. Thankfully it would be missing the… Continue reading

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon

via OUR TIME Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on… Continue reading

Review: Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm

Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link    To set the background: Mardi jo Link lives on a sort-of farm in Northern Michigan with her three sons. I… Continue reading


Taking some deep breaths and letting Woody be my inner voice this morning. I have my first dentist appointment this morning. I’m so nervous. I’m also really, really hungry. I can’t even eat noodles… Continue reading

How to DIY When You’re Poor

          If you spend any amount of time on social media, you see some really cool ideas for DIY projects. Pinterest seems to be that place we all go… Continue reading

Shanesha Taylor Needs Support ,Not Jail

  Prison Culture» Action Needed: Shanesha Taylor Needs Support Not Jail – Shanesha Taylor ,a homeless mother with 2 children, is currently in jail after leaving her children in a car while she was… Continue reading

bitches gotta have teeth

One of my favorite blogger/writers Samantha Irby has been talking about her dental issues lately and because the Internet is awesome, there’s now a gofundme because yeah…bitches gotta have teeth  . Reading Sam’s… Continue reading

ICYMI: Jon Stewart’s food stamp hater take-down, Daily Affirmations for the Revolutionary Proletarian Militant, not-so-new news about food banks shortages, and other stuff.

  Sooooo much I need to be writing about here and so little time to do it all. Until then, here’s other stuff people have writing and news that happened over the past week… Continue reading

ICYMI: The end of unemployment benefits, handling food waste,broke systems that create poverty (SSDD)….

Food & Recipes Video Report: An Oasis in a Food Desert | BillMoyers.combillmoyers.com Take a look inside America’s first nonprofit grocery store, which is bringing fresh food to a struggling community in Pennsylvania.-The… Continue reading

‘What is riskier than living poor in America?’

I’m not certain but I believe this clip of Melissa Harris-Perry passionately asking her panel of guests, “What is riskier than living  poor in America?” is what made me develop a crazy brain… Continue reading