Carmen’s Team Pick: Emotionally Volatile Bear

I had written a Team Pick last night for this meme I found on the internet, but I deleted it at 2:24 in the morning because I had an entirely new range of feelings that no longer included crying in New Jersey at “50 people, 1 question” and instead consisted of listening to the Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack in my room until I could fall asleep.

Hello, world. Meet Emotionally Volatile Bear, or, something that might be your life story.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 919 articles for us.


  1. yes, this looks like me when i’m upset or hungry. these feelings normally coincide, actually.

  2. Look just because I was researching immigration regulations of other countries yesterday doesn’t mean I was having a bad day.

  3. I just read the one that says “SEE EX/YOU CAME BACK TO LOVE ME!” as…well, “SEEEX.”

    Thanks, Green Porno: Praying Mantis.

  4. MY. LIFE. I’m leaving for a queer girl vacation to Mexico in June. I’m outa here life. Rarrrr!

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