JoJo Siwa is an 18-year-old female who is a successful dancer, singer, and YouTuber. Her fame started at nine years old when she was on the hit reality show Dance Moms. She quickly made a name for herself when she became a social media influencer and signed a contract with Nickelodeon. For most of her […]Read More nickelodeon excludes jojo siwa
Recently, the topic of what’s being taught in K-12 schools has been making national headlines. From topics such as “critical race theory” to book bans, lawmakers have turned the classroom into a political battleground. This has garnered attention from not just parents of K-12 children, but celebrities, social justice advocates, students, businesses, and more. The […]Read More Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill isn’t actually about protecting children
Being queer in both straight and LGBTQ+ spaces can be mentally taxing I work with a close-knit group of fellow college students. We talk about our personal lives, complain about classes, and occasionally go out together on weekends. Some of them, like me, identify as queer. At the office, I made a lighthearted joke when […]Read More Too much, but also not enough
“I can’t believe how much muscle she is building, does she want to look like a man?” “It is crazy how even though you are a woman, you are able to lift more than him.” “She should probably lift lighter weights so she gets toned, rather than getting bulky.” These are just a few of […]Read More Let’s talk about female weight-lifters
This past weekend, myself and the rest of JMU students involved in sorority life celebrated the new members running home. As a member of a sorority I have experienced first hand how people generalize and attach stereotypes to all sorority girls. I have found that what is most common is just an exaggerated version of […]Read More Everyone needs to rewatch legally blonde.
Listen, I am all about sexual expression and exploration. Find your kinks girls and boys! It’s a part of your sexual journey and I encourage it. However, there is a serious conversation we need to have about the nature of the pornography people are watching. I’m not talking about your average, vanilla sex, amateur tape […]Read More Modern Day Pornography: Patriarchy’s Perfect Propaganda Piece
Yes, you read it right. I was mistaken for another black girl. Unfortunately, it was an afterthought, and it took awhile to process. But I’m here now, and now I’m here to say ALL that’s on my mind. Let’s just say, I’m not sparing any feelings or holding anything back…Read More To the White Person Who Thought I Was Another Black Girl
Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
We need feminism. When I say feminism, I mean intersectional feminism. The last thing we need when fighting for equal rights is to realize that the people you are fighting with, are not fighting for you. Being transgender is hard. There are so many people in society that are seeking your demise or blatantly denying your […]Read More TERF War
Yes, you read the title correctly— a feminist pageant girl, what a concept. Before you write me off, like many have before, and group me into whatever stereotypical cookie cutter pageant girl group you’ve seen depicted on reality t.v. shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, hear me out. Let me begin by stating I don’t condone […]Read More A Feminist Pageant Girl; Wait, What?