Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story


Filed in Stories :: May 5, 2013

Things get weird pretty quickly when your search term on a stock photo site is “feminist.” Women with ropes, women with boxing gloves, women with their stiletto’d feet on the throats of men. Try it and see. Here’s a strange one. What does it mean? To me the word has meant something simple and basic: […]

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He Won’t Change, Rihanna

Filed in Dating Violence, Domestic Violence :: May 1, 2013

Many years ago, I waited outside my home while the police searched for my then-husband, who was threatening to kill me and himself.                     A young policeman leaned into my car window and said, “Ma’am, get out while you can. These guys never change.” I didn’t […]

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Filed in Stories :: April 16, 2013

Where does one begin to write about what happened in Boston yesterday? Should I even try? Maybe it’s better to stay silent. This morning I read this post by Caitlin at Fit and Feminist and this one by Susan Orlean at the New Yorker. Yes, of course. I know this. The only way for me to […]

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Filed in Memoir, Stories :: April 11, 2013

I met Alana Sheeren via my friend Jeanne, that great connector, and for the past couple of years I’ve followed Alana on her blog and social media. She’s doing a series of interviews called “Transformation Talk.” Here’s what she writes about them: Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview […]

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Filed in Stories :: April 8, 2013

This morning I happened to be reading Deborah Tannen’s Talking from 9 to 5, the chapter on women bosses. Tannen critiques a Newsweek review of Margaret Thatcher’s memoir for its handbag image:  “The image of Thatcher ‘clobbering them with her metaphorical handbag’ undercuts the force of her actions, even as it gives her credit for […]

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