I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”
In a world where talk of rape and sexual assault practically has a numbing effect on others, I was recently surprised by the rush of emotions I was able to feel when hearing about the topic in a new light. Last Monday, I attended a screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground at JMU’s Grafton-Stovall […]Read More The Scariest of Hunting Ground
When we are younger one of the first things that we learn as a child is to “keep your hands to yourself”, why is it that now we are older those rules don’t apply to our genitalia? The Oscar nominated movie, “The Hunting Ground” was played yesterday for JMU students at Grafton. The movie itself […]Read More The Ugly Truth
Bad feminist, a book by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays that explains real first accounts of people having bad feminist moments. So…I know what you are thinking, how can someone possibly write a post on a feminist blog about being a bad feminist. In truth, it is so easy. Instead of just sitting […]Read More Confessions of a Bad Feminist
DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be an organized rant. The first day of Shout Out I was asked, why are you here? Why did you decide to apply and be a part of this class? As the quirky person I am I said something silly, but it was not the real reason. I entered this […]Read More Through Unseen Eyes
Hi readers. This is just a small short warning that this post is going to be very heated so if you do not want to see controversy, I suggest you stop reading. If you dare stay-hold on one second- I am climbing up onto my soap box. For those of you who stayed, you may […]Read More Enough is Enough.
Before you judge this post by the title, I want you to know that my Mom is not a typical Mom. Since my birthday is tomorrow (Sept. 23), I think about the person who brought me into this world as she often reminds me. I would like to say that we grew up together. She […]Read More Confronting Transphobia in My Family