I’m done being “Too Nice”

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. […]

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Take Care & Take Control

I know my last two posts have been about rape, however, I’d like to veer away from that for a second and talk about something that’s been on my mind: sexual health.  Last week, our ShoutOut group had a very interesting conversation about sex. More importantly, our sexual health as women. Each woman held a […]

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Fade to Black, Role Credits.

Picture this… We’re driving down a traffic-less Port Republic Road (just go along with it, ok?). Windows rolled down, hair whipping in the summer breeze, a cloudless blue sky stretches out in front of us, and “Someone That Loves You” by HONNE is blasting through the speakers. We each have a one dip of Kline’s Dairy Bar […]

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A Review of Sexuality and Environment in Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”

The last page of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home is of a younger Bechdel jumping into the outstretched arms of her father in a swimming pool, a fully realized moment of connection that the two were often bereft of. The plot follows Alison Bechdel reflecting on her father’s supposed suicide, showcasing both her relationship […]

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