BIO

Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say this.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.15.18 9:51am   |   SHARE
Magic and Sphen formed a bond before the 2018 mating season.

The World Is On Fire But These Gay Penguins Have It Figured Out

Magic and Sphen formed a bond before the 2018 mating season. After seeing the behavior, of these gay penguins, the zoo gave the penguins a dummy egg.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.18 10:25am   |   SHARE
The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?”

Should You Talk To Your Kids About "National Coming Out Day?"

The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?” That’s when my comment when from casual to teaching opportunity.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.11.18 10:06am   |   SHARE
If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone.

To Men Afraid Of "False Rape Accusations:" Try Being A Woman

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone. Don’t even come close to sexually assaulting anyone.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.8.18 6:37pm   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

Stop Telling People They Have To Unplug For Wellness

It’s more important, and more useful, to encourage people to employ whatever modality works for them in their search for solace.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.8.18 10:07am   |   SHARE
We will survive this. We will thrive. We have to. Because the patriarchy will not defeat itself.

I Know You're Tired & This Is Hard, But We Have To Keep Burning It Down

We will survive this. We will thrive. We have to. The patriarchy will not defeat itself we have to keep burning it down. Here are some ways you can act.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.4.18 9:45am   |   SHARE
A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.

You Never Know When Sorrow May Strike

A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.
joni edelman, RN   |   10.2.18 11:35am   |   SHARE
art by Julia Green

How Do I Raise Boys That Aren't Like Brett Kavanaugh?

This is a hard time to be alive which means it's a hard time to be a parent. So, how do we raise boys that treat women with respect?
joni edelman, RN   |   10.1.18 9:32am   |   SHARE
Now is not the time for silence.

Now Is Not The Time For Silence: Why I Will Not Be Participating In The Social Media Blackout

I’d argue that this is the worst time for strategic silence.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.30.18 8:40am   |   SHARE
Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

Dr. Blasey Ford Is All Of Us, And I Believe All Of Us

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.
joni edelman, RN   |   09.27.18 10:37am   |   SHARE