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If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably have read my piece on problematic fashion. If you haven’t here’s a link where you can check it out: Fat Shaming Fashion Disaster? Anyways, I wanted to revisit this topic of “Problematic Fashion” because let’s face it, sometimes clothing companies market some pretty tasteless products- […]Read More Problematic Fashion: Let’s talk about Urban Outfitters
As Halloween is approaching, people are racing to Party City and, if you’re like me, Dollar Tree, for costumes. Year after year, there are still people dress up in the most inappropriate and offensive costumes. A rule of thumb while shopping this year: If it could be someone’s culture, it’s not your costume. If you […]Read More A concept: Costumes that don’t exploit others
Hi friends, welcome to my first ShoutOut post! In honor of last week being Bisexual Awareness Week, which ended with Saturday being Bisexual Visibility Day I wanted to discuss my experiences as a middle sexuality and bisexual person. What I mean by middle sexuality is that I am in the middle of the sexuality spectrum with […]Read More Navigating as a Middle Sexuality: Why I’m Not Gay Enough
About a month ago, I was out dancing with a friend of mine. It was just us two, and we were clearly content being on our own. Then, two guys came up behind my friend and made some lewd gestures, positioned where she couldn’t see. Lucky for them, however, I could see just fine. Me: […]Read More I’ll Calm Down When You Start Listening: The Dangers of Tone Policing
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?