I write this post whilst listening to a song that she showed me, stealing glances at my phone to see the sweet messages she sends me, and attempting to ignore the butterflies in my stomach that she gives me. Ella Fitzgerald’s voice ever so beautifully twirls around my head as I think of her, This ideology, otherwise known as “binegativity,” (Klesse, 2011) is a cultural concept […]Read More FALLING IN LOVE, BUT AT WHAT COST?
While my love of reading for pleasure may make it plausible for me to read during school, I understand that college students already have a plethora of information dumped on them, and may not have the energy nor time to read an entire memoir. However, this book, Sissy: A Coming of-Gender Story, has been transformational […]Read More The Memoir Every Gender Should Read
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
At my job, my supervisor had us write out personal mission statements for ourselves. The concept was broad, she wanted us to include what we wanted to, but the idea was the same for all of us: Define your identity and purpose and include what is important to the way you want to live. I […]Read More Sharing your Story.
There is a unwavering hype behind current and past prime-time shows such as Friends and Grey’s Anatomy. Friends, with 10 seasons, focuses on the friendship of six young-adults while navigating life in New York. Grey’s Anatomy is the longest running prime-time medical drama and continues follows the lives of surgeons in Seattle, Washington. Both shows’ […]Read More How Our Favorite Shows Defy Our Real Concerns
Brunei, a small southeast Asian country has made international headlines this week. If you haven’t heard, Brunei has imposed laws that will allow for gay sex to be punishable with death by stoning. YES, you actually read correctly. These newly implemented Sharia laws were put on hold for around four years due to international outrage and […]Read More Brunei? Oh my…
Tons of rhetoric today about how “gay people are spreading” and how “everyone is gay”. Some of that rhetoric is homophobic: I don’t get this Transgender Bathroom Hysteria We’ve been sharing bathrooms for decades already with Trans why is it a problem now? — Unite & Resist (@mikeejoe) April 18, 2016 And some of it […]Read More #30 NCOD in 20GAYteen