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VQ Chat Recap: Ferguson and Beyond
Community

VQ Chat Recap: Ferguson and Beyond

Last night’s VQ Chat provided concrete tips for talking to kids about racism and taking action in our communities.

PHOTO CREDIT: CHERYL DUMESNIL
Grief & loss

7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays after Heartbreak

In addition to twice-weekly yoga classes and my fledgling meditation practice, I’ve found these seven simple actions have a surprisingly powerful impact on my mood.

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up
Grief & loss

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up

I know that the rights and responsibilities we gained are important not only to couples who stay married, but also those who need to separate.

My Boys of Summer
Family / Kids / Parenting

Dear Baseball, Thank You

I might remember Summer 2014 as The Summer My Marriage Broke but I also want to remember My Boys of Summer.

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
Family / Parenting

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

The last time I built an Ikea bookshelf, I was seven months pregnant with K, my almost eight-year-old. Today, I taught him how to place the screw inside the predrilled hole, how to set the drill’s Phillips-head bit into the screw’s crosshatches, and how to pull the orange trigger.   […]

Eclectic Slide: A Very VQ Summer Playlist
Culture / Entertainment

Eclectic Slide: A Very VQ Summer Playlist

We’re hoping this playlist will help you squeeze the last bit of sun out of summer or take you right back there when you need it.

The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering
Family / Kids / Parenting

The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering

We’ve had the Summer of Whining and Bickering, then the Summer of Tantrums and Bickering, followed by the Summer of Phobia-Taunting Adventures and Bickering, and now, welcome to the Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering.

VQ Turns 1: How Do You Measure a Year?
News & Politics

VQ Turns 1: How Do You Measure a Year?

One year ago on this day, VillageQ was born and today I find myself wondering how you measure a year? We could do it by the numbers – by the number of posts and page views and social media followers, by the number of contributors and their accomplishments, by the […]

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing
Family / Parenting

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing

As we approached the surf shack, my eight-year-old son B looked over his shoulder at the ocean and said, “I can’t wait to wipe out!” “That’s a great attitude,” I chuckled. After a fifteen-minute, on-land surf lesson, B waded into the water with his cousin M and two instructors: one […]

Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs
Books / Culture

Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs

Fourteen years ago, I moved out of San Francisco to the suburbs, to shack up with my betrothed. When you do that, move out to the suburbs, San Francisco revokes your queer credibility card at the westernmost point of the Bay Bridge.