I am a pastor’s daughter that identifies as a lesbian. Fun, right? Here’s my story, get ready for the ride of a lifetime… literally. I grew up in a household that never even mentioned the concept of same-sex marriage (or at least never mentioned in a positive manner). I was homeschooled for the beginning years […]Read More gay and internally homophobic?
The long journey to getting the proper help Trigger Warning: Self-harm Mental illness: we all know about it from social media, friends, and even classes, but how much do we really know about it? As someone who has been diagnosed with 3 mental illnesses, I hope to give you some insight into my life with […]Read More Ask me about my diagnoses
One minute, my mom was yelling at me; the next, we were out getting ice cream! She is so bipolar! What is the problem with this sentence? I personally am a grammar nut, but a hint is that it would be easily overlooked. I’ll give you a second… Here’s the answer: the word “bipolar” is […]Read More Mental Disorders are NOT Adjectives
Black women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related complication than white women. The estimated maternal mortality rate in America for white women is 17 for every 100,000, but 43 for every 100,000 for black women. Even recognized by the CDC, there are clear racial disparities in healthcare that put […]Read More America’s HealthCare System is Killing Black Mothers
This past weekend, myself and the rest of JMU students involved in sorority life celebrated the new members running home. As a member of a sorority I have experienced first hand how people generalize and attach stereotypes to all sorority girls. I have found that what is most common is just an exaggerated version of […]Read More Everyone needs to rewatch legally blonde.
Campus as a freshman is your home. Home is supposed to be a warm, inviting, and safe space for creativity to flow and work to get done. Home is supposed to be a loving place to express yourself freely. Virginia Tech’s freshman so far this semester have taken expression and ‘love’ to a criminalizing level. […]Read More Virginia tech cannot handle sexual assault cases.
Local: State of Virginia to hold annual ‘Women in Innovation’ conference Sep. 22. This event is an opportunity for women across the state to come together, talk about their personal endeavors, and encourage the next generation of women leaders. News Article: https://www.wavy.com/news/virginia/virginia-to-hold-annual-women-in-innovation-conference-sept-22/ National: Texas recently passed legislation banning abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. […]Read More Newsroom Roundup 9/20
If there is one thing the pandemic was helpful for, it was the fact that it allowed me to think. Like A LOT. One of the topics on the forefront of my mind has been life choices, both those that I made and those that were made for me. One choice that was made for […]Read More What’s the Pointe? Lessons learned from being a “Plus sized” dancer.
In July of 2021, Ukraine’s ministry of defense announced that it’s Female military members would be required to wear high heels while marching in Ukraine’s upcoming military parade on August 24th. Ukraine, once one of the most important satellite states in the USSR, has long had difficult relations with its Russian neighbors to the east, […]Read More Female Soldiers Forced to Wear high Heels during parades
how i went from hating to loving feminism. Okay, maybe ‘hating’ is a strong word. Just go with it. All my life I have been surrounded by men who told me that being a women made me weak, inferior, and even less “cool” than them. And I believed it. I spent my whole childhood trying […]Read More Feminism is cool.