You may be hip to the notorious Tiktok trend, “tell me you have pretty privilege…without telling me you have pretty privilege.” To which the prompt is stitched with a pretty face who boastfully tells a tale of how their attractiveness benefited them in a particular circumstance. I angrily reacted with how this trend propagated the […]Read More Pretty Privilege vs. Beauty Penalty
Today, March 31, 2021 is international Transgender Day of Visibility. All around the world, transgender and nonbinary people will be recognized today and it is our job as allies and advocates to show up and show them support. Today is an extremely important day, so let’s talk about it! With such an important day, it […]Read More Transgender Day of Visibility
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Sit only for a moment. Take some time to understand yourself. PAUSE.Read More “God Bless Those 20somethins'”
Recently I was thinking about my kids. No, I do not currently have kids, nor do I plan on having kids until I am at least 36 (because I need my 18 years back). But I was thinking about how I would be as a father, and I started to spiral into this deep worry […]Read More I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT MY FUTURE KIDS AND PRIVILEGE
The Faculty Advisors of ShoutOut! JMU are humbled to bring you an ongoing summer series from our archives featuring the voices of our Black blogging alumni.
Topics to come are as diverse and nuanced as the Black community itself, and we can’t wait to share.
Learn about the vulnerabilities the LGBTQ+ population face during this pandemic and have endured as a communityRead More How COVID-19 is Affecting the Queer Community
I am tired of saying sorry. Here’s why.Read More I’m Tired Of Saying I’m Sorry
Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]Read More How To Be A Trans* Ally 101