Podcast

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have jumped on the podcast bandwagon, and I love it. I sat down with two students at Reed College, Frankie Breedlove and Eleanore Denegre, to learn more about their efforts to bring a Restorative Justice program to Reed College. Restorative Justice for sexual assault cases is an idea that has been pioneered and championed […]

When Consent Isn’t Simple

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
When Consent Isn’t Simple

Cross-posted from Medium. Follow me there. You may have heard people insisting that consent is really very simple. The tea video and Project Consent’s dancing vagina PSA are the most visible examples of people ensuring us that there isn’t anything complicated about consent. And while the highly-shareable videos are a great way to keep consent […]

Press!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Press!

Since Yeah Maybe, No has screened in Portland, we’ve gotten some press. Bitch Media ran a review. “Yeah Maybe, No provides an honest and frank viewpoint on sexual assault and a rare, personal discussion of boundaries.” Street Roots ran an interview. “Through interviews with experts interwoven with personal stories and animated sequences illustrated by Lucy Bellwood, […]

Yeah Maybe No is Done

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Yeah Maybe No is Done

Yeah Maybe, No is finished. It has been finished for two months, but finishing is nebulous. I’m no longer tweaking anything is the project file, but I’m still talking about it, setting up screenings, and selling DVDs. My work has just shifted from a very inward, private process to an outward, public process. I want […]

New Series is Out!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
New Series is Out!

For the past few months, I’ve been quietly working on a new series. However, it is out now, and I am so excited about it. I’ve been working with Uplift, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to eradicating sexual violence in online communities. The leadership has been really inspiring, and I have had a great time […]

Why sex isn’t like tea

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Why sex isn’t like tea

You’ve probable seen the video (or read the blog post) that explains consent in terms of serving tea. It’s a pretty simple idea that basically says you wouldn’t force someone to drink tea, so you shouldn’t force someone to have sex. There are a few reasons why this isn’t as great a metaphor as the […]

Spring Progress Report

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Spring Progress Report

I’ve been hiding out for most of the winter. I gave birth to a baby girl at the beginning of January and have taken some time off to care for her. It’s been an amazing time getting to know my little person, and my film’s been going on the back burner the whole time. As […]

Yeah Maybe, No Update: Color Process

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Yeah Maybe, No Update: Color Process

The end of the year is wrapping up, and so is work on this project. I’ve got the final art back from Lucy, and thanks to the support from the Vlogbrothers, the files have been sent along to an extremely talented colorist. I just got back some thumbnails last night, and the panels are looking […]

Jeet Heer on the Criminal Justice System as Truth

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In my last post, I was struggling to come up with a good response for why you can’t take the decisions of the courts as the sole arbiters of truth. This excellent argument from Jeet Heer does a much better job than I could. [View the story “Cosby & the Limits of Legal System as […]

Prove it. And other problems with systemic violence

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Prove it. And other problems with systemic violence

We’re all talking about sexual violence right now. There’s Jian Ghomeshi’s accusation and the violent threats of #GamerGate. If that corner of the internet isn’t your thing, maybe you have heard of Sam Pepper, Tao Lin, disgraced college athletes or the NFL. Pick your subculture. The details change, but the story is the same. Sexual […]