New Bitchslap: Sorry, Thank You, Please

Imcsweeneys_image have new column up at McSweeney’s today, titled Sorry, Thank You, Please, with some special words of gratitude for survivors of violence:

Thank you for doing what you did, in the moment, to survive. Whether you chose to do it, had to do it, or did it unthinkingly. Whatever it was that got you out of a bad situation alive—fighting, enduring, lying convincingly—and however you felt about it then or feel about it now: Thank you for doing it. You did a terribly difficult thing and you did it well. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel otherwise.

Here’s hoping we all have more to be thankful for in the coming year.

Mother Runner Podcast

51Oz2vAswZL._SL210_A couple of weeks ago I had a very fun conversation with Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, hosts of the Another Mother Runner podcast, about ways runners can stay safe, on the road and elsewhere. That episode is now up on iTunes: Safety First!

Dimity and Sarah are also the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother, two great, practical guides for women who dare to combine the diverse arts of running and reproduction.

They also sell these awesome running shirts that say “Still waiting for my uterus to fall out.”