I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cool Down with Fruity Ice Cubes and Popsicles

It may be the beginning of May, but it is HOT here in Georgia!  With it being so hot, I wanted to make some treats to help me cool down.  I got the idea for making fruity ice cubes from the website, Oh! Sweetbabies.
These ice cubes keep your drink cool and then when you're done drinking, the ice cubes are partially unfrozen, giving them a texture like an italian ice.  A treat after a drink!  Yum!















Then, from the blog, Tast.e, I got the idea to mix vanilla yogurt, frozen, sliced peaches and strawberries together and then spoon them into a popsicle mold.  The original popsicles are much fancier, with added sweetener and the fruit is partly pureed, but as I was using organic yogurt, I figured my popsicles were fancy enough!
 
The popsicles turned out very pretty and they really did not need any extra sweetener-my mom and I found them plenty sweet on their own.  I have made popsicles before, but these are much better than simply pouring in juice-the popsicles seemed almost gourmet with just a few added steps.  I think these ice cubes and popsicles are a treat that any kid or adult would love.  I just bought a big tub of 2% Greek yogurt and I cannot wait to get some other kinds of fruit to see what other lovely, tasty creations I can make.  I also just got some blueberry pomegranite juice-I had a coupon!-to make some ice cubes with.  I'll say it again-yum!  I look forward to showing you more pictures of cooling down treats!
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With disability justice, we want to move away from the “myth of independence,” that everyone can and should be able to do everything on their own. I am not fighting for independence, as much of the disability rights movement rallies behind. I am fighting for an interdependence that embraces need and tells the truth: no one does it on their own and the myth of independence is just that, a myth.  […]  Disability justice activists are engaged in building an understanding of disability that is more complex, whole and interconnected than what we have previously found. We are disabled people who are people of color; women, genderqueer and transgender; poor and working class; youth; immigrants; lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer; and more.

Feminist Armchair RegimeInsults and Oppression 

But, we're doing a post on what insults are oppressive, and what type of oppression they fall under.  Because, it's a sad fact that our language and culture is so Kyriarchal that many of us don't even realize the oppressive roots of the words that are in common usage.
  

Don’t get me wrong; it’s critical to address slurs, but it’s also important to remember that they are code for something deeper and darker, and that not using slurs doesn’t mean you don’t carry, exert, and reinforce prejudice in your own life.
  

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