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
We need feminism. When I say feminism, I mean intersectional feminism. The last thing we need when fighting for equal rights is to realize that the people you are fighting with, are not fighting for you. Being transgender is hard. There are so many people in society that are seeking your demise or blatantly denying your […]Read More TERF War
Dear Professors of this P.W.I. (@JMU) “Well, I can see that you’re female, and I can also see that you’re black.” “Did you know your last name was a slave last name?” “I loved pointing out to my racist father we too had a black person’s last name.” “Do you know what PWI means? You […]Read More Dear Professors of This P.W.I. (@JMU)
I joined a kickboxing/self defense class at the beginning of the school year. YEP! This was my year to become stronger mentally and physically. Eager to soak up all the new kick moves and punching combinations, I arrived to a kickboxing gym that reminded me of the one in the Napoleon Dynamite movie. (Does anyone […]Read More The Ultimate Beatdown
When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
The gym can be an intimidating space for many people, especially for women. If you search “gym anxiety” on google, countless articles, chat threads, and videos show up offering advice on how to overcome gym anxiety. Through all of these articles, the one thing that stood out the most was how a lot of authors […]Read More Gym Anxiety? Nah, Just Sexism.
For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled finding clothes to fit my body type. The first time I realized that I couldn’t wear the same clothes as everyone else, I was in sixth grade. It was my best friend’s birthday and her mom took me and four other girls to the mall for […]Read More It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Represent ALL Bodies