Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beginning of the End.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Backing It Up In the Desert: A Veteran's Take on Sex and Emergency Contraception in the Military

Guess what today is?! Back Up Your Birth Control Day! "Back Up Your Birth Control is a national campaign to expand access to emergency contraception (EC) by increasing education and awareness."

I wrote a piece for RH Reality Check regarding EC access for women in the military.

Check it out here!

More on Back Up Your Birth Control campaign.


My boyfriend and I recently adopted Ella, a 6-year-old American Bulldog! She has a slight obsession with baskets.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have been feeling awful. Sore throat, upset stomach, headache…just uncomfortable. Share your home remedies if you have some!

Anyways, I am currently writing a guide for women who are thinking about joining the military. All your emails and comments have shaped the piece. I hope to shed light on your concerns and answer your questions. Two pages in and I’m only up to tackling the ASVAB. This is going to be a long one.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Song of the day: Tom Waits.

This song always puts a smile on my face. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Staff Sgt. Amy Seyboth-Tirador death ruled a suicide.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Amy Seyboth-Tirador, 29, was killed in Iraq by a gunshot wound to the back of the head. She was an Army interrogator; recipient of a Bronze Star, for saving another soldier's life; and a trained Arabic linguist. Her death has recently been ruled by a suicide by the Army but her family isn’t buying it. Colleen Murphy, Amy's mother, is set to begin her own investigation into her daughters death.

I am interested into what Colleen will unearth. Thank you SSG Seyboth-Tirador for your service. You are not forgotten.

More information on SSG Seyboth-Tirador here.

Death ruled a suicide.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Favorite Band: Modern Life Is War.

Part two starts off with a Black Flag cover!

(This is for Isabel. See you soon!)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

YouTube: Women Of The Military.

I have started a YouTube page. There are currently four clips from women on why they joined the military. The videos are part of a documentary I worked on called, “Women Of The Military.” The clips are an attempt to shed light on female service members and their experiences in the military. If you are interested in hearing about a specific topic, please let me know! More clips will be posted soon.

WomenOfTheMilitary15 YouTube page.


Womenetics: A Woman's War Experience (Part 2)

Womenetics is running part two of the piece I wrote for my school newspaper. Iraq Veteran: A Woman's War Experience.

Read part two here.

Here is part one.

Photograph of my dad.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Ninth Floor.

by Jessica Dimmock.

"The Ninth floor documents a group of addicts that moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Joe Smith, in his mid 60's, allowed a young addict to move into a spare bedroom in his large three-bedroom apartment in hopes of gaining rent. Several years later a fully addicted Joe no longer had a bedroom, as many as 12-15 young addicts stayed at any given time, all electricity and hot water had been turned off and anything valuable had long been sold to feed habits. This project documents the residents of this space leading up to eviction and follows several individuals after the apartment as they face jail and sickness, as they fight and love, fought to get clean, sank deeper into addiction, went to jail, started families and struggled to survive."