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hannah@thenewgay.net


Somewhat recent college grad who delayed the real world by getting internships which didn't turn into jobs as anticipated. Now disliking working at a fancy candy store but loving various activism projects. I don't think my life is too exciting but then I end up telling a story that begins with "this one time I was at a protest and.." and people tend to disagree. I use the word sparkles as a description and enjoy awkward turtle conversations and inventing new awkward animals. Likes: feminism, queer-ness, coffee. Dislikes: when people say sexual preference, fruit in chocolate, many -isms

Recent Posts by Hannah Everhart:

Health, Ideas »

[6 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The C-Word

When someone says something that seems ridiculous to us, our response can be important to helping that person feel either safe or isolated–usually in the more serious situations, not the joking around ones. Example: if I had said to my client who was concerned that her upstairs neighbor is posioning her through the stove–”You’re crazy! Be quiet. Did you take your medicine?” versus “Is there any particular reason you feel that way? I’m sure your neighbor is just cooking on his stove and the ventilator is making noise. No one is trying to hurt you. Let’s brainstorm some ways that you can feel safe.” The first response would have diminished her concern and shut down communication. The second response I hoped and meant to validate her feelings and come up with a solution to make her feel safe.

Advice »

[7 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
10 Tips for Easy V-day Shopping

As we celebrate this important holiday, Hannah gives some do’s and don’ts to make life easier while shopping.

Commentary, Ideas, Personal Narratives »

[20 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Play-dough Squashing, Heart Stomping

“Don’t squash my play-dough!” sexual innuendo, or metaphor on how to relate to friends?

Commentary, Ideas »

[11 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
A Queer Person Walks into a Bar

Because being gay is more of a binary than appletinis, bears, and twinks.

Culture, Theatre »

[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics

Are we individuals in a group? Or a group of individuals? Such a good questions!

Commentary, Ideas »

[3 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
MicroGrant for Rwanda

In the aftermath of this holiday season I want to take a moment of your time to reflect on all the wonderful gifts we’ve received. Last spring I had the opportunity to go to Rwanda as part of a study program and was privileged so witness how people continue to rebuild 16 years after unimaginable violence.

Personal Narratives »

[30 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Things I Never Thought I Would Do

Cue shitty music from 2005 that gets stuck in your head all day.

Uncategorized »

[4 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Va-jay-jay Euphemisms {()}

Even more slang than the Vagina Monologues!

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[3 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]

It gets better from George Takei on Anti-Gay Arkansas school board member

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[2 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

..who thought insomnia could be so good?