Pass the mic: On Femininity

Last time I talked about masculinity, so let’s talk about femininity. Typically I’d follow the same structure, but since I relate more to masculinity, I decided to bring in the voices that I feel I don’t really have as a more masculine person. Enjoy! Social Construction of Femininity There’s no doubt that our society looks…

On Masculinity

Let’s keep this gender expression thing going, yeah? The definition of masculinity is VERY hard to pin down as one thing, probably because it runs on spectrums of gender identities and expressions, and deals with both appearance and personalities. However, in her book Dude, You’re A Fag C.J. Pascoe defines masculinity as “a multiplicity of gender…

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…

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…

On the Nonbinary Community

Happy New Year! Let’s go back to talking about specific identities, yeah? I think I’ll start the year off talking about a community that sometimes gets put under the transgender umbrella, but not really talked about specifically: the nonbinary community. The term basically just means existing or identifying outside the sex/gender binary. The gender identity…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…