And so it goes: A Queer Farewell

Almost three years ago in my college dorm year, I started this blog. At first it was short posts that had no citations and were short explanations of different queer identities and intersecting identities in relation to queerness. Then I’d spend time in my school’s library or talking to friends about topics to write about….

Take a Look: On Pride

To start off the summer right, let’s talk about June. June is pride month. With all the history written on pride (see resources below), I thought I’d take a more visual approach to covering pride, by using photos. I’ll show some of the history and then some photos from different pride celebrations in different locations….

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 Gender Expression and Transnormativity

While I’ve talked about spectrums, gender identity, and swimsuits, I’ve never specifically written about gender expression. So here it is. I’m going to define gender expression, explain how it can relate or not relate to gender identity, and then talk about transnormativity in relation to gender expression. In simple terms, gender expression is an individual’s…

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 Queer People With (Dis)abilities

This title may look familiar. That’s because I had a post about this intersection of identities on this blog up for awhile. However, somewhere in editing or customizing, I deleted it, probably because I didn’t think it provided enough information in comparison to other pieces. But no worries, I didn’t forget about it, especially because…

Let’s Talk Queer Entertainment: Who to Read, Listen to, and Watch

As summer starts winding down, it’s time to take a minute to talk about some fun stuff. It’s often said that the LGBTQ+ Community is underrepresented in the media and in print. However, with adequate searching, it can be found. To keep y’all busy, I’ve complied a list of some of my recent discoveries of…

My Favorite Activist

A fun fact about me is that before I decided to pursue activism for the LGBTQ Community, I was actually set on writing for fashion. Before I started this blog, I had a fashion blog. I actually recently just decided to stop running it, but I took people’s pictures on campus, similar to Humans of…