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…

On Feminism and the LGBTQ+ Community

According to Bell Hooks, “Feminism is not simply a struggle to end male chauvinism or a movement to ensure that women have equal rights with men; It is a commitment to eradicating the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels- sex, race, class, to name a few – and a commitment to…

On Spectrums

On this blog, I’ve talked a lot about gender identities and queer identities, and while I’ve written on fluidity, I never really addressed the fact that a lot of these identities run on spectrum, rather than fixed point. I’ve made an diagram to show you what I mean. The spectrums I’ve mentioned here are sex…

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…

On Eating Disorders

While I am very passionate about the LGBTQ Community, I also enjoy the body positivity movement, and discussing the intersections between the two. In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I looked at eating disorder within the LGBTQ Community. While there is little research done on the subject, I decided to take the perspectives…

On Body Image and the LGBTQ Community

A few hours ago, I was in Dunkin’ Donuts ordering a late night tea and I heard a fellow customer say, “I wish donuts were healthy for you” to which someone replied, “I wish they were too. I would eat them like all the time.” Something like that. We come from a society that is…

The Fight for Equality is Far From Over

Same-sex marriage is just the start of equality for the LGBTQ Community. Since the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same sex marriage in the United States, it has become a commonly held belief that the LGBTQ Community has finally gained equal rights. In fact, on January 20, GLAAD released their annual…

Education and Gender Identity

It’s not hard to see that the LGBTQ Community is a minority, and that struggles come along with being part of it. These challenges can especially be seen in the classroom and on college campuses. Even though people may be assumed as “open minded” or “totally accepting,” it can still be hard to embrace a…

A Note on Intersectionality

As always, the definition: Intersectionality can be defined as the intersections between systems of oppressions, often focusing on identity through race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and age. I think intersectionality can often be a good way to recognize privilege within society. Some examples of intersections of queer identities include: Middleclass queer women Queer people of…