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…

Let’s Talk Slurs: On Dykes

I think in the same way that our society often wants to label things, we also want words for things negatively. These are often known as slurs. I’m mainly doing these pieces on slurs because I think there is a large conversation to have around the reclamation of slurs and it’s something I feel people…

On Safe Spaces

I think safe spaces are always an important topic to talk about. However, I think it is a timely topic with the new president who took office. In this piece, I’ll be talking about what a safe space is, the history behind them, and people’s different opinions on them. Definitions So what is a safe…

TRIGGER WARNING: On Rape in the LGBTQ+ Community

Topics like sexual assault and rape are things that I don’t really enjoy discussing. However, I think it’s really important to talk about things that no one talks about and rape in the LGBTQ+ Community is definitely one of them. In this piece I am going to talk about this by looking at different identities…

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…

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,…

Safe Sex and the LGBTQ+ Community

It’s time we talk about the elephant in the room. Let the cat out of the bag. In most sex education classes, the LGBTQ+ Community is not being talked about. At this point, most people know the prevention methods of condoms and birth control. So, queer folks will turn to the internet, or our friends,…

On the Polyamorous Community

In thinking of my next blog post, I wasn’t sure whether to include the polyamorous community simply because I recognize that heterosexual individuals also have polyamorous relationships. However, it’s important to realize that polymorous individuals are part of the queer community because they defy the expectations of heteronormativity. Let me explain. A polyamorous person is…

On Inclusive Language

Language is very important, especially when trying to include everyone, including those within the LGBTQ Community. This means using inclusive language, by including everyone and not making assumptions about people’s identities. Here’s just a small list of common words and phrases that are not inclusive and what to say instead. I hope you’ll take this…