A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
The 2019 Oscar nominees are in, and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the inclusivity, especially in the Best Picture category. Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, and Green Book are beautiful stories about race (and after #OscarsSoWhite, we deserve some color). What stuck out to me was that five of the films nominated for Best Picture […]Read More Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?
Hi friends! Today I’m debunking my least favorite bullshit argument against trans* people; “there’s only male and female, humans don’t exist on a spectrum.” This is where I’d happy to chime in that statement is inherently false. I’d like to introduce the existence of intersex people aka people that are born with a combination of […]Read More Stop Using “Biology” For Your Anti-Trans* Agenda
Note to the reader: if you’re unsure of what some of the terms in this post mean, check out ShoutOut’s definition page! Feminism is my buzzword. Say the “f” word once and I’m as alert as the dog from “Up,” and plaster it on anything I will scoop it up faster than ice cream. So […]Read More We Should All Be (Inclusive) Feminists
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?
If you’re like me and maybe don’t follow the news as closely as you should (but sometimes don’t like to admit it), you’ve probably heard the term “bathroom bill” being thrown around a lot recently. But what’s with all the toilet talk? The bathroom bill is quite the hot topic in Congress right now, so […]Read More What’s with all the toilet talk?
“A singular pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent.” It seems like an innocent comment that a professor would leave in the margins of my senior honors thesis. It’s basic grammar, right? A person walks but a group of people walk. Hannah screams but they all scream. It is grammar 101 – matching your […]Read More Grammar is not an excuse to perpetuate the gender binary.