BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone.

To Men Afraid Of "False Rape Accusations:" Try Being A Woman

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone. Don’t even come close to sexually assaulting anyone.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.8.18 6:37pm   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

Stop Telling People They Have To Unplug For Wellness

It’s more important, and more useful, to encourage people to employ whatever modality works for them in their search for solace.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.8.18 10:07am   |   SHARE
We will survive this. We will thrive. We have to. Because the patriarchy will not defeat itself.

I Know You're Tired & This Is Hard, But We Have To Keep Burning It Down

We will survive this. We will thrive. We have to. The patriarchy will not defeat itself we have to keep burning it down. Here are some ways you can act.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.4.18 9:45am   |   SHARE
A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.

You Never Know When Sorrow May Strike

A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.2.18 11:35am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

How Do I Raise Boys That Aren't Like Brett Kavanaugh?

This is a hard time to be alive which means it's a hard time to be a parent. So, how do we raise boys that treat women with respect?
joni edelman, RN   |   10.1.18 9:32am   |   SHARE
Now is not the time for silence.

Now Is Not The Time For Silence: Why I Will Not Be Participating In The Social Media Blackout

I’d argue that this is the worst time for strategic silence.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.30.18 8:40am   |   SHARE
Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

Dr. Blasey Ford Is All Of Us, And I Believe All Of Us

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.27.18 10:37am   |   SHARE
How do you guard your tender heart while you are still trying to heal your damaged soul?

7 Ways To Protect Your Healing Heart When The News Is Full Of Sexual Assault

This is not fluffy, this is a fortress for your mental health. Here's how to protect your healing heart when the news is full of sexual assault stories.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.25.18 1:15pm   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

I Don't Care What "Studies" Say, Homework Is The Worst

School is back in, and with it, the onslaught of the weekly homework folders sent home brimming with updates from the teacher, worksheets, and reading logs.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.24.18 11:02am   |   SHARE
With the official kick-off for fall just days away (fall equinox, that is), the plaid flannels are upon us. And I for one could not be more pleased.

Bring On The Pumpkin Spice Everything; It’s Muthafreakin' FALL Y’ALL

With the official kick-off for fall just days away (fall equinox, that is), the plaid flannels are upon us. And I for one could not be more pleased.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.21.18 12:01am   |   SHARE