I kindly interrupt your normally student-led programming and casual Sunday drive to gush about the literal and figurative magic seen + felt at yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington, held in our nation’s capital. I hope you’ll join me as I wax poetic for few moments on the immense privilege it was to be joined by […]Read More JMU Students are Showing Up and Doing The Work
Let’s get REAL about what Operation Santa Clause is truly about.Read More Operation Santa Claus, Part 19
Why is it when racism is brought up non-people of color find ways to suggest racism does not exist, granted it might not be in America’s favorite childhood show, but it does exist and the narrative needs to be changed when it is brought up.Read More Is Charlie Brown Racist?
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
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?
This isn’t my first rodeo discussing feminism. Many of my friends on Facebook assume feminism isn’t just about cisgender women, but it’s not. If you’re one of those people, I challenge you. Defend your position. Comment below and fight back. Unless you’re too scared? I’m listening. Feminist me. Every day I wake up, I face […]Read More Feminist? You? Cash me ousside, how bout dah!
This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]Read More LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud