As we pack our bags and make the drive home for a much-needed break from the stresses of academia, many of you might be thinking what I’m thinking: “Sh*t, how am I going to sit across the table from racist Uncle Dave for an entire two hours on Thursday?” Well, earlier this week, one of […]Read More Looking Forward to Trumpsgiving
It’s a phrase that is repeatedly asked millions of times a day. The epitome of every morning routine; the reason we sometimes change our outfit three times before walking out the door; the reason some spend hours at the gym; the reason my friend asked me if she looked okay before her company came over; […]Read More Reclaiming “fat”: Because being fat isn’t a bad thing!
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
It has been almost two full days since the gross results of the Presidential election were announced and I have been struggling for the words to adequately express how I feel. Yesterday, one of my fellow bloggers wrote a beautiful letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton, so now I think it is time I address the […]Read More An Open Letter to the American Public
Image credit I heard a story of a young, Black, transgender women who was brutally murdered, just last month in fact, in Maryland. Crystal Edmonds was only 32 years old. Black transgender/gender non-conforming persons are at higher risk of violence (from anti-LGBTQ+ persons) than any other group. In general, there has been a long history of […]Read More Heterosexual Support for the LGBTQ+ Community
After I wrote about my experience at Planned Parenthood last week, I realized that there is so much more to be said. So, here we are again. First, I wanted to address why I had to go to the Silver Spring clinic while staying in D.C.. At the time of my appointment this summer, there […]Read More Back At It Again With That Health Education
I hope you had a chance to attend tonight’s Dominion Lecture. If you couldn’t be there, I hope you at least read along as I live-tweeted the event from the ShoutOut! JMU Twitter. If not–here’s what you missed: Dr. Sue Rankin gave an hour-long presentation on campus climate and the LGBT community titled, “The State […]Read More A Recap of the Dominion Lecture