Tag Archives: The Establishment

The Hobbyhorse Revolution Is Real

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Teenage girls in Finland have turned playing around with hobbyhorses into a sport and it’s kinda awesome.

These girls compete in competitions throughout the country that emulate actual horsejumping competitions.

A recent film about it, Hobbyhorse Revolution, filmed at the 2017 Hot Docs festival.

Sarah used this opportunity to interview director Selma Vilhunen.

Sarah also tried hobbyhorsing herself.

To read the full feature head over to The Establishment by clicking here.

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Social Media vs. Your Mental Health

Social media

Social media

All that Instagram thirst-trapping, Twitter like-hunting and Facebook friend envy isn’t good for your mental health.

The problem, though, is that if you’re event remotely connected to a creative class job you need to be plugged into all these things to succeed.

So how does one keep social media from destroying their mental health?

Sarah tried to figure that out in a column for The Establishment.

To read it click here.

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The Wrong People Are Being Wrong About Figdet Spinners

Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

There are a lot of pearl-clutchers, back-in-my-day-ers and plain ol’ clods who’ve been making it known that fidget spinners are the greatest evil known to man™.

They’re wrong.

And Sarah used a recent column for The Establishment to explain why they’re wrong.

To read it go here.

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Fear And The Impermanence Of The Universe

Nothing lasts forever.

This one great fear and one great inevitable weighs heavily on the Risky Fuel household with great frequency.

So much so that Sarah used a recent column over at The Establishment to explain what sort of special angst one feels when the thing they fear the most is the thing that will most certainly happen.

To read about it go here.

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William Shatner’s Controversial Autism Awareness Month

William Shatner

William Shatner

William Shatner, known around the world as Captain Kirk from Star Trek, had a bumpy  Autism Awareness Month this past April.

See, actual autistics hate Autism Awareness Month because its main benefactor is wackadoodle eugenics/beleaguered mommy cult, Autism Speaks.

Shatner, a perceived friend to nerds, misfits and outcasts everywhere, aligned himself with that organization. When he did, the actual autistic community gave him a talking to.

He didn’t like that.

Sarah wrote about what went down for The Establishment.

To read it go here.

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What Julia, The Autistic Muppet Can Do

Julia, the autistic Muppet

Julia, the autistic Muppet

Sesame Street recently introduced a new character — Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Sarah believes this character has the potential to both create a lot of understanding and save a lot of people from a lot of pain.

To read why, head over to The Establishment to read her essay on Julia by clicking here.

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The Problem With Judging Others’ Food Choices

There’s so much more to eating food than just “does it taste good?”

Every bite of food you eat reflects all sorts of cultural and class struggles, and social and health issues.

It’s also an area where judgmental sorts would be better off sitting down and keeping quiet.

Sarah explained why in a recent piece for The Establishment.

To read it go here.

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