Wonder why no one is laughing at your jokes? Why no one sits with you at lunch or stands near you on public transit? You’ve tried every shampoo and deodorant from the local supermarket to the expensive ones on Amazon.com, yet people still flee as if you smell like garbage. But maybe it’s not your stench – […]Read More Am I an Ableist? 5 Ways to Stop Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth
When first launched, the Women’s March on Washington was a post-inaugural protest, but it quickly evolved into a global mission for equality. On Saturday, January 21st there were 673 marches total. In Washington D.C. alone, the Metro logged 1,001,613 entries into the rail systems, which is a slap in the face to Trump’s Inauguration Day, where there were only […]Read More These Boots Were Made For Walking: Afterthoughts on the Women’s March on Washington
After talking to my fellow friends and classmates, I realized that few to none know anything about birth control. That being said, the general public seems to have just as little information. Why is it called “birth control”? That’s not it’s only purpose. Out of my group of friends, each takes it for different […]Read More Birth control, more like hormone control: Get your facts straight
What is DAPL? It’s all over Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not sure what’s going on. DAPL is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is meant to transport 450,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. It crosses streams and bodies of water over 200 times, and snakes through private property (thus avoiding federal regulations). […]Read More Water is life, but what’s a DAPL?
In response to American holiday, Thanksgiving, I figured everyone will need to take time to relax – and forget the awful comments their friends and family will undoubtedly make this week. I am going to recommend some activities and songs to help create a safe space for yourself this week. 1. Fall Cleaning Forget spring cleaning – get […]Read More Self Care Activities to Help You Survive Thanksgiving
Facebook bug switched many accounts to memorial pages – thus “killing” users; this is a harmless accident, but it is still alarming. Bill Cosby expects to be cleared — Despite numerous accusations of sexual assault, Cosby still believes he will be cleared of those allegations. Then again, when you’ve got an alleged rapist for president-elect, anything can […]Read More Monday Funday: It’s News Time Again
This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]Read More LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud
As a Feminist, I want to admit that for a while I was afraid to define myself as such. I heard people calling feminists “man-haters”, “forever alone”, and “bra-burners”. I didn’t realize that these definitions were part of the reason feminism exists. I also was unaware that any human, regardless of their gender-identification, can be a […]Read More Are you a Feminist? Probably
On Monday Night, Harrison Hall hosted a visiting scholar, Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell from the University of Denver who discussed “Monstrous Possibilities: Feminist Potentialities of Contemporary Horror”. Note 1: I define feminism as the belief that all genders should have equality Note 2: My interpretations of Dr. Calafell’s discussion may differ from their beliefs […]Read More Horror and Feminism: It’s not what you think
The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping fast, and everything is pumpkin flavored. Halloween is in the air. I know you’re a procrastinator. You haven’t decided on a costume yet. You’ve been flipping through Buzzfeed articles and the 1000+ Pinterest ideas to find the perfect one. Well, look no further. I have some […]Read More Dear JMU: It’s costume time!!!