Gretchen L. Kelly, Author

No Country for Old Men. A Call For a Moratorium on Appealing to Them.

This week a draft opinion was leaked that shattered any notion of reason on reproductive rights. The draft exposed not only the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe V Wade, but the true desires of the old white men appointed by other old white men to the seat of power. The truth laid bare: it […]

It’s Time To Decide Which America We Are

This is America. We are in a place, right now, where we can’t say that our darkest days are in our past. And it feels sick. Shocking. Unbelievable. But it’s real. Our country is no stranger to hurting innocent people.

No Sympathy for the Devil. Evil Doesn’t Deserve Civility.

You seem really angry. It wasn’t really a statement. Or a question. It was an accusation. It was two days after the election. Two days after we elected an openly racist man who bragged about sexually assaulting women. My anger had apparently ruffled my acquaintance. Yeah. I was angry. Livid. Sad. Terrified. But I didn’t say […]

Dear Men, This Is Why We’re Tired

Emotional labor is unseen. It’s the energy women spend managing other’s feelings and emotions, making people comfortable, or living up to society’s expectations…

While We Sleep: A Warning

“I was asleep before… that’s how we let it happen. They suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary.” This is Offred’s stark warning. A narration of regret. Her name’s not really Offred. It’s Jane. Or June. Or something that I can’t remember because her name no longer matters. She is no longer a […]

An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be happy, that’s very important to me. Before I get started, let me say this letter isn’t from all women. The Trumpettes surely won’t approve of this message. But this is from most women. We see right through you. […]