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
The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]Read More How To Be A Trans* Ally 101
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
Live… Work… POSE! When I first started watching ‘Pose’ I did not know what to expect. All I knew was that it was created by Ryan Murphy. I figured since I was such a fan of his other shows, such as ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ I would check out his latest project. So, I […]Read More Why ‘Pose’ Is More Than Just A Show
When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This week the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases that will help decide if this Act extends its employment protections to gay and transgendered people. In the past […]Read More Supreme Court Will Hear Cases From LGBTQ People Experiencing Employment Discrimination
If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology
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?