ICYMI: JMU Student Government Association’s Diversity Committee put on their third annual “I, Too, Am JMU” inclusion event this past Tuesday, March 11th, 2019. The event was first started in the spring semester of 2017 by previous Diversity Ad-Hoc Committee* Chair, Jewel Hurt, who based it off of “I, Too, Am Harvard,” which was a […]Read More I, too, am JMU: Student Government Diversity Committee’s 3rd Annual Inclusion Event
* Disclaimer: The term “coming out” is extremely problematic, but for this post, it is used for clarity. * There seems to be this misconception that “coming out” is this grand finale of self-evaluation that involves a proclamation of identity. However, that idea could not be farther from the truth. In recent years, I have […]Read More The Process of Coming Out to Yourself and Others
Health care costs in the United States are through the roof. It’s hard enough trying to survive when hospitals, routine procedures, and medications are increasingly becoming inaccessible.
Add an oppressed identity to the mix and shake well to create a whole new type of barrier.Read More Trans-parency in Health Care
In the midst of all the 2020 announcements, political turmoil seems to be quite a hot subject. Instead of diving into the far-in-the-future race, I’d like to take some time to dedicate a post to my favorite politician, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Via @ocasio on Instagram If you […]Read More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Appreciation Post
A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
The 2019 Oscar nominees are in, and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the inclusivity, especially in the Best Picture category. Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, and Green Book are beautiful stories about race (and after #OscarsSoWhite, we deserve some color). What stuck out to me was that five of the films nominated for Best Picture […]Read More Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?
Let me warn you, it’s not pretty…Read More Women’s Health in U.S. Prisons