On Talking to Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman About Child Abuse, the Quiverfull Movement and Homeschooling Policy Reform
It must be difficult to be an activist in a sphere that is such a big part of your families' identities; it sounds like Heather and Rachel have good relationships with some of their siblings/parents but I wonder how their work has impacted those relationships (especially given that, from my experience, large families can tend to splinter off just based on personality types, much less activism trying to reform the way you grew up).
Interviews like this make me miss the old Hairpin community, even though I was a limited participant. This was really interesting!
I wish so hard that Rookie had been around when I was 16, but also am glad the internet and smartphones weren't quite the thing it is now.
@HereKitty Yeah I don't think I've ever even heard of another boat company besides Vespoli?
I just finished The Red Rose Crew, this is timely!
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Is there a not-snarky way you can message them? "Hey we used to be friends, I never hear from you, is everything ok?" I've done that on occasion, with varying degrees of success.
@coolallison Can I ask, why do you do Drynuary if you're just going to be wasted immediately on February 1?
I don't do Drynuary because I don't see a need to, I'm not worried about my alcohol intake, I don't need to stop because of health reasons, etc etc, so I'm confused about why you would not drink for so long and then binge like that?
I hope I don't sound like I'm attacking you, this is a general question for people. Drynuary sometimes reminds me of an extreme fad diet where as soon as you end it's back to old habits, so I'm wondering what benefit people see.
@:Cinnamon Girl: I use Nature's Gate, but Trader Joe's has a tea tree shampoo/conditioner, as does a fancy pants Beverly Hills brand that I've found at Target near the natural/Burt Bee's section (can't remember the guy's name). The fancy pants brand isn't too expensive to try out just once, but it comes in a smaller bottle so something in a larger volume like Nature's Gate is cheaper per ounce if you decide to do it long term.
@ComradeQuestion When I tried shampooing 3-4 times a week (I used tea tree shampoo) I wet my hair and put conditioner in it, then rinsed it out at the end of my swim. The only problem I had was that my cap slid off a lot, but maybe someone with more dedication could figure out something to keep it from sliding it around too much. I now shower every other day and either just wash my hair twice in a row, if I swim two days in a row or schedule my swims around my hair washing schedule.
@Lauren_O'Neal Is THAT how you use a diffuser?? I have super straight hair but kept the one that came with my blow dryer for visiting curly haired friends (of which I've had exactly 0) but I wonder if that method would maybe give me waves for once?
Something to try this weekend, hmmm
I had a weird hair issue about a year ago and considered the no-poo thing, but instead found something else: tea tree shampoo! I wash every other day, to prevent my hair from drying out too much, but the tea tree oil stops the gross build up I was getting, my hair is soft (and not from baking soda/vinegar breaking it), and smells neutral-to-good.
If you want to ditch the sulfate shampoos/conditioners but aren't ready to go full no-poo yet, I can't say enough good things about tea tree shampoo/conditioner.