This post was edited on 03/20/2023 by @theinnerthoughtsofawoman Valentine’s Day has never been something I look forward to. Instead of feeling the “love,” I tend to fall back into my depressive state and can’t help but to feel lonely and even helpless at times. I thought being in a relationship would alter my opinion about […]
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Have you been asked by people why you’re still single? Or asked constantly if you’re dating or talking to someone? I have. There is constant pressure for people to be dating or in a relationship, I know I’ve felt that pressure. While being in a relationship may be beneficial in some aspects, you don’t always […]
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The word “codependency” refers to an individual being emotionally and/or psychologically reliant on their partner. These kinds of codependent relationships are more common than one would think and not every individual can realize they’re in one. As a feminist, the main focus is on finding individual power and being true to one’s self. This blog […]
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With the weather getting warmer, and the notorious couples taking their beach pics, a single girl like me cannot help to compare. Compare to the other girls, their lives, and more specifically, what they are doing right. There are countless Rom Com’s and love songs that claim to depict what dating life is like. But, […]
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Encouraging men to read Wattpad or romantic novels featured on #BookTok so they can finally stop asking the question, “what do women want?”
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Kristen Shrewsbury is an instructional faculty member at JMU who teaches the special topics course WGSS 300: Queer Families. She’s a Harrisonburg native who went to JMU for her undergraduate degree from 1996 to 2001, and began working at JMU as a professional in 2007. She’s married to a same sex spouse and has two […]
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Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about sex… Sexuality that is. Sexuality has become a more mainstream topic after the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage. I wanted to talk about my experience with sexuality, both in my personal and romantic life. This is just my personal experience with sexuality, […]
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Millions have awaited today over the past few months. November 12th, 2021. Red. Taylor Swift’s album, Red (Taylor’s Version), has been re-released today with ten added songs. The added songs include the hit country song, Better Man, previously sung by Little Big Town but written by the Queen herself. Songs also include Ed Sheeran, who was […]
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As our site’s visitors have come to notice, birth control is a topic that is frequently discussed in blog posts. I don’t want to “beat a dead horse,” but I wanted to talk about my story with contraceptives. As a disclaimer, this is just my experience with birth control. Some have had great experiences, others […]
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As a cisgender woman, I am in no way speaking on others’ experiences with or regarding transgender identity positionally. Despite this, this is my experience and exploration when one of my friends started dating a transgender male and how I approached the conversation with her (cisgender woman). In my identity positionally, I had a lot […]
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