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….

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 Queer Relationships

So what’s the difference between a straight and queer relationships? Not much, but also kind of a lot. It can be harder to find folks because the majority of our society is straight, plus there are so many intersecting identities that make relationships and attractions surrounding queerness a little more complex. In this piece, I’ll…

On Resources, Pt 2.

If you’ve been following this blog from the start (or maybe you just found it and read posts from the past), you may remember that I wrote a piece listing LGBTQ+ resources. While over the years I’ve shared an abundance of information and other sources, I thought it was about time to do another round…

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…

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…

On HIV/AIDS

This month is AIDS Awareness month, so I figured this would be a great first post. While I did write a piece on safe sex, I wanted to specifically dive into the history of ┬áHIV/AIDS and the talk about preventative methods surrounding it. So what is HIV? HIV is an human immunodeficiency virus that attacks…

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…