podcast: Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn

Here’s the thing about being poor: it isn’t that you’re “bad with money”. It’s that you don’t have money. But the longer you’re poor , the weirder you get when you do have money, even if you’re “good with money”usually. Money decisions are hard. Then when you add the way you were raised into the…

Listen

   Like… food stamp and austerity challenges to see what it’s like to be poor instead of just listening to poor people tell it like it is. 

Paying It Forward

I’m a huge fan of Paying it Forward. I even offer little freebie Pay It Forward listing in my Etsy shop sometimes. One of the times I felt the most insulted in my whole life was when a  woman insinuated that I was ungrateful for assistance and told me I needed to learn about paying…

Jill’s Words: “I died that day as my family was ripped apart”

This picture showed up on my tumblr dashboard right after I’d finished reading all the new things in my inbox this morning. It feels like it belongs here. Today, I woke up to a few stories from women who have been in similar situations as Shanesha Taylor. In every story, if someone had offered help…

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 post today [ bitches gotta eat. – this is what’s up with my teeth.] …oh, I am so hoping the beautiful people of…

Jenn’s Thanks (with some of my thoughts as preface)

I need to start off here with my gratitude to all of you who read Jenn’s Words and were motivated to share your own struggles, past and present. People who know me & this blogging endeavor of mine know that I have a lot of faith in people’s personal stories. I believe that every single…

Jenn’s Words: “Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis. “

Thank you to Jenn for sharing her personal story of living in poverty right now…. ================================================================================================================================================ Today, I did something I never thought I’d do. I yelled at my son for being hungry. Oh sure, there are many parents nodding in agreement because they’ve done the same thing. Many have yelled at their kids for…

Food is a human right, not a privilege

The first time I experienced true hunger, I just went with it and hoped the answer to having no food would fall in my lap. Something would change. I was not about to go beg for help. I was raised knowing what kind of people got free money from the government. Lazy,good for nothing,waste of…