Ever-Present Joy

My energy and optimism are aspects of my nature that perpetually propel me forward. I know this because both have been covered up lately and I’ve felt stunted as a result. I’ve not been inspired to do good work and focus on what needs to get done because I’ve been allowing those qualities to getContinue reading “Ever-Present Joy”

Happiness Is?

Be wary of what others claim should make you happy. I’m re-reading Sara Ahmed’s The Promise of Happiness: a book on how happiness enters feminist and queer-centred discussions. Happiness is often used by oppressors to say “this is what you should be doing to feel good about yourself.” The “sentimentalization of heterosexuality as ‘domestic bliss’,”Continue reading “Happiness Is?”