My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
The National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week is February 24th to March 1st this year, and to promote awareness the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority (Tri Sig) hosted a Speak out in honor of the survivors and fighters of eating disorders. In my three years at JMU, I have never been to this event. Each year […]Read More 2020 Leslie George Speak Out
From faulty highlighters to lip filler, the beauty industry is creating a culture that is at least questionable.Read More I’m Tired of YouTube Beauty Drama Aren’t You?
When you guys last heard from me, I was giving you a review of my new favorite book, After by Anna Todd. In that post, I opened up a discussion about how people see tattoos and piercings. This got me thinking more about that topic since I myself have three (soon to be four, sorry mom) […]Read More Tattoos and Assumptions
Please enjoy me pretending I have extensive musical knowledge as I share three of my rockin’ femme-faves of the modern day.Read More Powerful Feminist Musicians to Save Our Souls
Let’s talk about body hair on women.Read More Lions and Tigers and Hair, OH MY!
It’s that time of year again! That’s right- NoShavember. The month where men are glorified for their facial hair and women are shunned from participating in the fun. Even according to NoShavember’s website, the rules to participate are as follows: Men, shave cleanly on October 31st, don’t shave for the entire month of November, and […]Read More Body Hair: a Taboo
Attractiveness is a privilege. Point and blank, chances are if you are considered to be “attractive” based off of societies standards, you have a much greater chance at having opportunities than someone who would be defined as “unattractive”. As mentioned in the article hyperlinked above, we look at people who society would define as beautiful, […]Read More Beauty: not just a binary
“You don’t ask for the truth. You pound it out of them, relentless in your pursuit of the answer you want.” How to Get Away with Murder, Annalise Keating These are the words of the character Viola Davis has helped bring to life and enrapture audiences across the board on ABC’s tv show, How to Get Away […]Read More How to Get Away with Murderous Beauty
So often do we call people out for what is known as fat-shaming, the act of bullying someone because they are considered overweight or obese. But do you ever stop and notice all of the skinny-shaming that happens? What is it that makes skinny-shaming seem okay but fat-shaming not? As a girl with a slightly […]Read More Fat-Shaming vs. Skinny-Shaming