I cannot count the number of times I have been sitting in public and overheard a conversation between men talking and picking apart women. They are comments about a woman’s body, her personality, her intelligence, and the worst, how she wouldn’t have sex with them. This happens far more often than you may think. I […]Read More Why Men Need to Become Feminists.
The curse of being a feminist and having a deep understanding of misogyny is the recognition that it is everywhere and underlines within many aspects of life. You notice it in the way people speak, the words they chose, their reactions, their actions, the list goes on. One particular notion of misogyny that I’ve been […]Read More Double Standards: A Personal Experience
When I was in my freshman year of college, I stumbled across a video put out by Bustle that helped me to see homelessness through a feminist perspective—although, 5 years ago I probably would not have worded it that way. The video featured humans talking about their experiences of having a period while also experiencing homelessness. Nineteen-year-old me watched this and felt a call to action. […]Read More Homelessness: positionalities overlooked.
Kamala Harris has made history. And she is a queen for it.Read More THE QUEEN HERSELF HAS DONE IT
For the uninitiated, being a feminist can be hard to wrap your head around. What am I to believe? What am I to think? Am I a feminist? The chances are if you are even asking yourself these questions you are more than likely already a feminist. To help further explore what it means to […]Read More What Does it Mean to be a Feminist?
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 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?
The scope of a woman’s role in most cultures, surrounds her femininity. She is seen as a symbol of motherhood, nature, fertility, and the like, while the man is often attributed with inherent machismo and titles like, “breadwinner”, even if these roles are not so. In recent years and months, issues surrounding women in the […]Read More The Working Woman
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign
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