My family had a get together recently in honor of my grandma’s birthday, and while it was a lot of fun, I had some family members that made problematic comments that I just did not know how to respond to. I know that this is a problem that many people face, so here’s some examples […]Read More Responding to Everyday Racism and Sexism in Family Conversations
With the Donald Trump administration incurring a daily septic geyser filled with ridiculousness, nationalism, and abject betrayal of campaign promises, many issues are often buried under the sheer torrent of fecal matter. One of the first executive orders passed by President Trump was the Mexico-City Policy, or “Global Gag Rule”, which prohibited NGO’s from using […]Read More The Damage Done by Trump’s “Global Gag” Rule
With the recent political landscape continuously taking a turn for the worst whilst simultaneously turning against immigrants, refugees, POC, the LGBTQ+ community, Muslims, public and special education programs and women’s rights, etc. it’s become a scary America to exist in. And, with Congressional spite fueling and unnecessary repeal (without a logical replacement, but that’s of […]Read More I-U-Me? A Few Things You Should Know About IUDs
With one photo, accompanied by one caption, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter broke the Internet yesterday, February 1st, with the announcement that she and her husband, Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, are expecting twins. Source: Beyoncé’s Instagram The caption accompanying this *flawless* photo reads, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. […]Read More Queen Bee Broke the Internet
Is it fair for fathers to be fired for attending their child’s birth instead of work?? For many, this may seem like a dumb question, but on December 31st, Lamar Austin, a 30-year-old New Hampshire resident rushed to the hospital, sitting by his wife’s side as she started to go into labor. Austin, a proud […]Read More Dad Fired for Attending Son’s Birth is Now Drowning in Job Offers
Hey hey hey! I’m one of your new bloggers here and this is not only my first ShoutOut! blog post, but my first ever blog post! So to introduce myself a little bit I thought I’d start out with my two areas of study: religion and feminism. Pope Francis has won over a lot of […]Read More Pope Francis is the Breast
In the aftermath of the 2016 election results, I’ve seen one particular article being shared by many of my friends. The article is titled “What Do We Tell the Children?” In my particular case, a different question is weighing heavy on my shoulders. What do I, as an adult daughter, tell my mother? When my […]Read More Mom, I’m Sorry.
Secretary Clinton, In the aftermath of a shifting reality that I can no longer make sense of, I have found myself in a strange place of speechlessness while at the same time, needing more than ever, the words to express my deep devastation over the results of last night’s election. I come to you from […]Read More I’m Still With Her
The only thing hyper-conservative politicians fear more than a woman in office, is a woman making decisions about her body. On Thursday, Judge Daniel Jordan III was just the latest to block ridiculous legislation that would inhibit the abilities of Planned Parenthood as a healthcare provider on the grounds of anti-abortion(by the way, it isn’t […]Read More Planned Parenthood is Not a Ping-Pong Ball
Two weeks ago Girls’ Life magazine accidentally stirred up a very important conversation. The magazine, meant to provide important information and life advice for adolescent girls, was compared to a recent cover of Boys’ Life magazine. Articles from Girls’ Life titled, “Wake up Pretty!” and “Your Dream Hair,” were juxtaposed to the Boys’ Life call […]Read More Girls’ Life, Girl Scouts, and the road to Success.