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…

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…

IMO: On Queer Misconceptions

Queer identities are complex, filled with intersections and language that not everyone understands. It can be frustrating when someone doesn’t understand something that might be a big part of your identity, which is where the education comes in. Here are some of the most popular things I think folks don’t really understand about the queer…

I’m Back: On Bicoastal Queerness

Hey there, remember me? Jess here! Blogging is radical and I miss it so I thought I’d start writing again. I’ve got a lot to say because the past few months have given me a lot to talk about. So get ready. If you’re getting this in your email, I hope you’re excited. Oh, and…

Let’s Talk Slurs: On the Term “Fag”

In case you missed my last post, I doing a segment on slurs. In other words, in the coming weeks I’m going to write separate pieces on popular slurs in the LGBTQ+ Community. Regarding slurs themselves, the book We Did What?! Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History explains: “Ultimately the meaning of a slur and…

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 Queer and Transgender People of Color, Pt.2

In June of last year, I wrote a piece on Queer People of Color. While that’s written and published, looking back at it in creating my Instagram, I realized I missed a lot. That’s where a part 2 comes in, similar to what I did regarding Ace identities. **You’ll notice I’m using QTPOC (Queer and…

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…

On Bisexual Erasure

After talking about femme-invisibility, I’d like to talk about another community that is often not visible within the community: the bisexual community. While I’ve written about erasure and the bisexual community, I think it’s important on this topic more directly.** **See the addition to the definition of bisexuality in my original piece here. Gay or…

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…