On Gender Dysphoria

I talk a lot about identities on this blog, but I don’t always talk about things that specific communities may face. An example of one these topics is gender dysphoria. In this piece, I’m going to about gender dysphoria by explaining its origins and different forms/experiences of it. Gender dysphoria is a distress or unhappiness…

On HIV/AIDS

This month is AIDS Awareness month, so I figured this would be a great first post. While I did write a piece on safe sex, I wanted to specifically dive into the history of  HIV/AIDS and the talk about preventative methods surrounding it. So what is HIV? HIV is an human immunodeficiency virus that attacks…

One Year Later: There’s Still More

Disclaimer: This is not a cheesy anniversary post. It just starts out that way. One year ago today, I start this blog. I moved from displaying fashion to using my own online platform to educate the masses. I moved from art and entertainment to activism and education on my very own website. While my first…

On What a Trump Presidency Could Look Like for LGBTQ+ Folks

Last week Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. For many minority groups, his presidency may cause the loss of rights, discrimination, and just fear of the unknown. While it’s very scary and sad to look at, I think it’s important to know the reality of could happen if Trump does make…

On Ace Identities, Pt. 2

You may remember my post on ace identities in the past. However, in that post I missed the spectrum of romantic orientation and also forgot a lot of the more in-depth parts of the Ace Community. Last week was Asexual Visibility Week and I learned a lot about both romantic and sexual ace identities. With…

On Feminism and the LGBTQ+ Community

According to Bell Hooks, “Feminism is not simply a struggle to end male chauvinism or a movement to ensure that women have equal rights with men; It is a commitment to eradicating the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels- sex, race, class, to name a few – and a commitment to…

On Spectrums

On this blog, I’ve talked a lot about gender identities and queer identities, and while I’ve written on fluidity, I never really addressed the fact that a lot of these identities run on spectrum, rather than fixed point. I’ve made an diagram to show you what I mean. The spectrums I’ve mentioned here are sex…

On Navigating College as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

College is a totally new place. Regardless of what year you are, there are new experiences to have, people to meet, classes to take, and memories to be made. Something that can change your college experience is your identity and identifying within the LGBTQ+ Community is an example of this. Whether you’re going back to…

Navigating Medical Visits as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

As illustrated here, a lot of my blog pieces come from recent personal experiences. Sometimes it’s about new entertainment I learned about, negative allyship experiences, or just new identities I learned more about. Some of these are good, but I also think it’s important to highlighting bad experiences and giving advice on how to handle…

Femme/Butch Identities

In the LGBTQ+ Community, there are a lot of stereotypes. Oftentimes I think we conform to these without even realizing. One of these that can be seen in people of all genders, while often focused on the lesbian community is femme and butch gender expressions. Butch is defined as a person who identifies as masculine,…