Alyssa and Ania Splain You A Thing is our blog where we discuss social justice, disability, poverty, feminism, gender identity, history, medical marijuana, and geography and how they relate to politics, talk about fish (yes really), and a whole host of other fun and interesting things.
Not just that but Ania and Alyssa are good people in their own rights. If you want to learn more about us specifically, feel free to check out our “Who Are We” page.
Alternately, here are a few highlights that should give you some idea of who we are as writers:
Book: Young, Sick, and Invisible: A Skeptic’s Journey with Chronic illness (May, 2016 Release Date)
Top Blog Posts:
- Is Disability Misery
- Politics in the ER: Five Ways Doctor’s Decide You Are a Drug Seeker
- Medical Marijuana 101
- Medical Marijuana is an Accessibility Issue
- The Value of Fiction
- The Crime of Being Weird in Public
- The Difference Between Eugenics and Pro-Choice
- It Was Assault, and it Wasn’t the First Time
Top Blog Posts:
- Why I am an Atheist: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- Confessions of a Bag Lady: Five Things I Learned Collecting Beer Cans for Money. Part 1, Part 2.
- Hispanic, Atheist, American, Me
- Do Not Go Gently
- Salsa Fuerte, Vergüenza Profunda
- No Cure for TMD
- Caring So Much It Hurts
- I Have Always Been So
- Hija de Caguas y La Habana
- How The Parents Learned
- Guayaberas and Banana Leaves
You should also check out her pages, where Alyssa collects similarly-themed posts:
- Animal Form and Function: Eight sets of images, videos, and anecdotes Alyssa uses as instructional aids during a lab course she teaches every winter. She takes this time to introduce her students to the weird and wonderful animals that populate each group they encounter during the course.
- Apocalypse of the Week: Various groups, religious and otherwise, around the world have quarter-baked ideas about how the world will end, and they are usually pricelessly funny. Alyssa lampoons twelve of them in this series.
- Shifty Lines: Many world conflicts are at least partially caused by post-colonial borders failing to reflect the on-the-ground reality of which people see themselves as a distinct group from which other people, with their own national identity. This series explores various world conflicts through this lens, and imagines what the world might look like if a serious effort were made to solve them with this in mind.
- Quotidian Science: Alyssa occasionally writes about science in a way that tries to bring the specialist’s thinking to people outside of specialized fields. Whether it’s evolutionary biology, aquarium keeping, pest control, or non-Euclidian geometry, those posts are here.
The Fur Babies Say Hello!
Watson, our little black kitty has declined having her picture taken at this time. She wants to be purrfect.
The fish and turtles promised to appear later.