How this wildfire management practice can help in self defense

This past summer I was in Northern California for the first time since 2019, reconnecting with my family and taking a break from Berlin, where I live. And for the first time, I came across the term “defensible space”.

We were surrounded by wildfires: the Dixie fire was raging to…

Britney’s recent Instagram post shines a spotlight on a favorite gatekeeping tactic

By now the plight of Britney Spears and the conservatorship she’s been living under for the past 13 years is fairly well known.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the story in a nutshell: in 2008 Britney Spears, the highest-selling pop star in history, who had…

Women’s voices, race and media coverage

Once upon a time, in what feels like a very long time ago, I had a boyfriend whose closest childhood friend was a woman. Let’s call her “M.” They had met in high school and remained good buddies even after going off to different colleges, different cities, different lives. Sometimes…

President Biden says that the US presence in Afghanistan has cost the US too much money over the past 20 years. But what if US military peacekeeping efforts were funded from solving problems at home?

Over the past week, the world watched in horror as the Taliban moved into Kabul, the sitting president fled, and the extremist group took control of the country. …

Replacing paternal structures with maternal ones is not the only choice.

I’m currently traveling in the US, where I haven’t been for two years due to the pandemic. The last time I was here, Donald Trump was still President; Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were still alive; Bill Cosby was still in prison for aggravated indecent assault, and Harvey Weinstein was…

Susie Kahlich

Founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense @ prettydeadlyselfdefense.com // Former producer of art podcast Artipoeus: art you can hear @ artipoeus.com

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