Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And In Other News...

Okay! Well, I haven't updated about myself in awhile, and that's not really a surprise because there hasn't been a whole lot going on in my life lately; for the first time since middle school my life has actually slowed down over summer break.  However, there have been a couple of things going on in my life, and I'd like to share them.

Workin' it out. Where's my mimosa?!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Observations In A Pop Nation Pt. 3

My third installment is in the realm of Pop Culture as opposed to Pop Music specifically.  Many of you have probably heard the controversy regarding Daniel Tosh's rape jokes a couple weeks ago; to summarize, Tosh said that rape jokes were funny, and a female audience member disagreed. She stood up and said "actually, rape jokes are never funny."  His reply?

"Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her..."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Observations In A Pop Nation, Pt. 2

Brownie Points for the baby carrier, but you could do better, Beyonce.

To continue where we left off....

Blue Ivy.

I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous name!  That child's name is BLUE. Like the dog on Nick Jr.!  Yes, Beyonce, you've named your kid after a dog with a owner named Joe, salt and pepper shaker friends, and a singing mailbox. Congrats on being an idiot.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Observations In A Pop Nation: What I've Noticed Pt. 1

The Role Models Of Teen America... NO.

As you all know, it's summertime, and the livin' is eeeeeeaaaaasy... Okay, maybe not as easy as I hoped.  I'm still on the job hunt, I'm scrambling to get my thesis data collected, and now that my summer break is half over, I'm feeling a growing anxiety over the upcoming fall semester at Mills. However, with my extra free time (you know, since I don't have a job to go to), I've been getting more than my fill of Pop Culture. And I have a few things that I just have to say.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Help Me Graduate By Spreading The Word!


Attention Blogosphere! 

I am currently looking for participants for interviews to be included in my senior thesis.  My research is focused on blended alternative families and how they are created, structured and maintained in the US today.  The requirements for selection are as follows: you must be a member of a non-biological kinship group, meaning that you must belong to a family that was created through non-biological means and deviates from the nuclear family model; OR a kinship group in which the primary caregiver is not filled by a mother or father role. 

Examples of those who would meet this selection would be: adult children in LGBT families, adult children raised by non-biological caregivers, or adult children raised by biological grandmothers, grandfathers, cousins, aunts or uncles. Participants can also include those whose biological mother/father was also the caregiver of her nieces, nephews, younger cousins or non-biological kin. All participants must also be 18 or older. If you fit this description, please contact me!  If you don’t, but know someone who does, feel free to give them my contact information! If you are uncertain about your ability to participate, feel free to contact me with any questions you have.  Let’s start a conversation! My information is as follows:

nwalker@mills.edu
(415)-246-3724 (feel free to leave a message if I don't answer; I often have my phone on silent when I go to the gym or the library)

Friday, July 6, 2012

More Head Covering Photos

Since you guys seemed to really dig the last posts I made with my 'hur did (aka, covered), here's a few more pics of my lovely wraps.


Me with my purple wrap.