About me: I am a mother, activist, educator, musician, wife, and queer person.
About this blog: There are two main themes to this blog. One is food/baking/domesticity and the other is parenting, identity, and anti-oppression. If you are more interested in one or the other, use the categories. I will try to be good about labeling posts correctly.
But first a word about domesticity and “the personal is political.” I believe that my domestic activities, be they laundry, or making dinner, and especially taking care of our daughter, are part of my feminism. However, I am often questioned about this choice and I believe it is seen as decidedly un-feminist. This is one of the major failings of the feminist movement of the 60s-70s. It fought for participation in a system for access to jobs, and better pay, instead of really focusing on making sure women were able to make a choice about having a job or staying at home. Capitalism benefited from women’s entry into the workforce and now most households can’t survive on one income. I’m lucky enough to have a supportive partner and family and my work as a parent is valued in my community.
So my ramblings on bread and slow cooking should be viewed in that context. As an empowered (and privileged) choice to take care of my daughter. I am lucky to be able to look at her beautiful face all day… and make my wife dinner.
Also: the more you comment the more motivated I am to post. Comments also give me ideas for future posts.