I wanna thank everyone who liked, shared, and commented on the blog piece I wrote and posted yesterday about Waking Life Espresso. When I heard and read about Jared and Jacob’s offer of free coffee and conversation in a “safe” place last Friday, I had a sleepless night, and in the morning I felt compelled by their brazen and unrelenting douchey-ness to express the thoughts swirling around in my head, so I wrote them down, and shared them with you guys.
I never expected so many people to respond so quickly and positively to what I wrote. My blog had over 3,500 views yesterday, and apart from 2 dude-bro idiots, all of the comments here and on FaceBook, and elsewhere have been positive and encouraging. You guys rule.
One comment contained a link to an article that was also posted yesterday morning, by a writer named Heather Laine Talley. Her piece appears on a web site called TheFeministWire.com, and it focuses on Asheville’s reaction to misogyny in our midst, and how we’re speaking out as a community in the face of rape culture. It’s a wonderful piece, and I think she does a great job of explaining what rape culture is by giving examples of how it’s effected her personally.
Please take a minute to read this article if you have a chance:
Click here to read: WAKING UP TO RAPE CULTURE IN ASHEVILLE by Heather Laine Talley
Thanks again! You guys make me happy to be living in Asheville!
Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook.