First Person: On Polyamory, Pt. 2

When I learn more about a queer topic or identity, I typically use my blog as an outlet to spread the information. As of pretty recent, as I mentioned here, I identify as polyamorous. In my exploration of where I lay on the spectrum, here are some of the things I learned. Since I don’t…

On Bicuriousity

I think bisexuality and bicuriousity get a bad reputation. There are so many different ideas of what it means to be bisexual, myths surrounding it, and the constant idea that everyone is a little bit bi. I often think about the stigma and struggles about not knowing one’s sexuality. Just like questioning is a valid…

But Jess I want to meet Queer Folks: On Finding Community

When I first came out, I’m pretty sure pretty quickly I had a conversation on the best place to find other queer friend and/or lovers. It can be hard to do, especially if someone isn’t out and proud, in an environment that is populated with a lot of queer folks, or is just shy. Along…

Yes is Mandatory: On Sexual Consent

As I mentioned in my last post, I had sex for the first time here in Portland. Since I only moved here last July, it really wasn’t too long ago. In my time here, I’ve learned so much about consent and have been so shocked about how respectful and aware folks have been. I oftentimes…

And Finally: On Activism

In 2015, I started this blog. As a college graduate pursuing activism, I have really used this as a platform to get my name out there. It has been a really enjoyable time, and I think it has helped me and others in a lot of ways. In my experience with activists online, I think…

On the Parents of Queer People

Disclaimer: This is not only for parents. It is really just a how to be an ally post, but I wanted to bring in that specific audience because I think it’s really important. I hate telling people want to do because I think everyone should be able to make their own choices and decide what…

On Trans Allyship

Awhile back, about a year and a half ago, I wrote a piece on allyship. You can see that here. However, the past few weeks I learned a lot more about being an ally. The reason this post is a little later than usual is because I was out being a camp counselor at Camp…

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…

Swimwear and the LGBTQ+ Community

Now that summer is here, so is hot weather, and swimwear. While it’s probably not an intersection many people think of, swimwear can present struggles for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ Community, with its range of gender identities and expressions. This is going to get a little fashion-themed, but for a good cause!…