Image credit I heard a story of a young, Black, transgender women who was brutally murdered, just last month in fact, in Maryland. Crystal Edmonds was only 32 years old. Black transgender/gender non-conforming persons are at higher risk of violence (from anti-LGBTQ+ persons) than any other group. In general, there has been a long history of […]Read More Heterosexual Support for the LGBTQ+ Community
Today on the 5:30 News we talked about the following: POLITICS Black America: Will race determine the elections this year? Not as many Black supporters to turn out to polls for 2016 election. Could this be due to Trumps outright messages of hate, and therefore lack of support of groups of color? Probably! Thanks a […]Read More The 5:30 NEWS ROOM
Featured Photo Credit here I’m for all women feeling empowered in everything they do. I’m also all for women feeling absolutely empowered in what they wear. Why shouldn’t I? I’m a woman too. So when it comes to this fashion phenomenon, “butt cheek shorts”, i.e. butt-less shorts, I’m forced to question how this article of […]Read More Empowering or Sexualization?
“Hazing”: a.)- “Subjection to harassment or ridicule” For those of you who knew last week was hazing awareness week, thank you. For the majority of Americans who think hazing, like other issues of abuse, doesn’t exist or is somehow okay, let’s talk about it. Dr. Gentry McCreary (@DoctorGentry) gave a talk at James Madison University […]Read More It wasn’t always like this: Hazing Awareness
It’s the 21st century. An age where women have rights. Women are equal to men. Women and men have the same opportunities. And women can do the same things as men can…right? If this is true then why do women still experience a shove to the side when it comes to: equal pay, equal representation […]Read More Women SHOULD Know Their Place: The Ever Existing Cult of Domesticity
My disclaimer is this: that I am fully grateful and absolutely recognize the ways I benefit from the sacrifices of women and men in the military. I also wholeheartedly support women who want to join the military; as I strongly believe that for some women it can be empowering and altogether liberating. So don’t misunderstand […]Read More The Army Recruiter and My Feminist Side