Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: Jillian Michaels Be Illin’!

Tasha Fierce is THE shit! Her work been featured on Racialicious and Jezebel. She's the creative director and the real boss of IFMiB, which is to say she handles all the administrative duties while I dish Milos Forman! Shapelings, show your love for Miss Fierce. So screeching, overly pushy Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels refuses … Continue reading Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: Jillian Michaels Be Illin’!

Queen of Your Own Life!

Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) has co-authored a book with a publishing exec I've never heard of named Cindy Ratzlaff - the book's website states: Ratzlaff is a publishing executive, who created marketing campaigns for more than 100 New York Times best-selling books, including The South Beach Diet, as … Continue reading Queen of Your Own Life!

Treme/TV Themed Open Thread

Treme - HBO's hot anticipated series by writer/producer/personal patron saint David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street) premiered last Sunday to exTREMEly glowing reviews from Simon fanboys and television critics alike. Hank Stuever at WaPo says: Will it be as good as "The Wire"? Three episodes in, I'm willing to say "Treme" (the … Continue reading Treme/TV Themed Open Thread

Zombie Playa Revisited

You know Spring is truly on its way when media outlets pick up every story matching the keyword, "Dating". The latest being so-called "Nice Guys" seeking assistance in cultivating their inner jerk in order to rid themselves of such despicable qualities as: empathy, respect and appropriateness. There is nothing new here; same rehash of the … Continue reading Zombie Playa Revisited

Hoochie Mama – The Other White Meat and Razor Wire Pubic Hair: Books as Stranger Repellent

A version of this entry appeared previously on Snarky's Machine As a person who does not particularly enjoy unsolicited social engagement, I find myself locked in an epic battle to protect my precious SAUs (social attention units). I am constantly road testing strategies to ensure this adorable and accessible looking face doesn’t start interactions this … Continue reading Hoochie Mama – The Other White Meat and Razor Wire Pubic Hair: Books as Stranger Repellent

Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: A Maxie Girl In A Barbie World

Tasha Fierce edited the amazing 'zine Bitchcore from 1998 - 2001 and co-blogs at I Fry Mine In Butter. Her writing explores black invisibility and racism in feminist spaces, sizeism and fatphobia, black queer invisibility, and transgender issues and subverting gender roles. Also, she's my sister - okay not blood related - but she's my … Continue reading Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: A Maxie Girl In A Barbie World