I’m a kind person. I care a lot about the people in my life and often find myself bending over backward to help people out. Some might call me “nice”. What do you mean by “nice” you might say? Well here’s a textbook definition: Ok, you’re probably wondering what I mean by all of this. […]Read More I’m done being “Too Nice”
**TW: Mentions of sexual assault/abuse and suicide** For fans of the popular YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, March 31st was an exciting day. Netflix released the much awaited televised adaptation of the book. At first, viewer response was overwhelmingly positive. The storylines and characters are complicated and complex, making it difficult to truly— in the […]Read More Press Play: A Critical Analysis of ’13 Reasons Why’
In a class this semester, we’ve been learning about this thing called the Social Pain Overlap Theory. Basically, what it says is that social exclusion and being stigmatized register in the brain along the same neural pathways as physical pain. This fact blew my mind, but it makes sense. Recently, I got to see this […]Read More Ignorance is…pain
Picture This: You are in a car accident and are rushed into the ER. Doctors move you from the stretcher to the hospital bed, remove your clothing, and immediately seem shocked to see that your genitals do not match your outer physical appearance. Instead of focusing on your broken bones, they are too concerned with […]Read More 5 Horrible Ways the U.S. Health Care System Fails Transgender Individuals
When I was ten years old, a boy in my class relayed a discouraging message from his parents. “Boys are better at math and science and girls are better at writing…and history I guess.” Funny how a seemingly innocent comment stayed with me. At the time, I did not believe him, but allowed the generalization to be an excuse […]Read More Let’s Get Physics, Girl (and other sciences)
Wonder why no one is laughing at your jokes? Why no one sits with you at lunch or stands near you on public transit? You’ve tried every shampoo and deodorant from the local supermarket to the expensive ones on Amazon.com, yet people still flee as if you smell like garbage. But maybe it’s not your stench – […]Read More Am I an Ableist? 5 Ways to Stop Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth
Our very own president is a packaged flaming hot cheeto with peanut butter hair and doll hands. I was tasked with facing that in November, and each day my feminist rage grows. So I wrote a poem that tries to channel my rage into what’s more of a question. Questions I think that As we […]Read More Why so many Questions?