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Being ‘colorblind’

Growing up in a very white area, having a lot of white friends and family, and being white I’ve heard phrases like “I’m colorblind: I don’t see race”, “we all bled red”, “I don’t… Continue reading

Palestine

I can tell you right now that I don’t know a whole lot about the context of what is happening in Gaza and between Israel and Palestine. But I can say without a… Continue reading

My fatness

So I’ve been thinking a lot about food, eating, fatness, and my parents’ relationship with what I consume. I’ve been fat pretty much my entire life and it has always been a touchy… Continue reading

Hobby Lobby and why religious beliefs shouldn’t trump all

I’ll admit – I was initially a little out of sorts when the SCOTUS decision on the Hobby Lobby birth control came out yesterday. I had seen some posts from feminist friends sharing… Continue reading

Racism 101 – a brief overview

One of the biggest problems that I have encountered over the past few years has been that people (okay white people) don’t know what racism is. (The worst is when people believe that… Continue reading

Book Review – Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class, and Gender

Recently, I finishing Mia Mckenzie’s new book, Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class, and Gender. I cannot explain enough how much I loved it; not only was it extremely well written but… Continue reading

Topic: Bisexuality

The videos above highlight conversations around the identity of bisexuality and discuss some of the stereotypes that exist. The University of Illinois at Chicago also published a webpage of Common Myths of Bisexuality, which… Continue reading

Wage theft

On February 17th, I had the chance to lobby state officials on the issue of combating wage theft. While I didn’t get the chance to meet with legislators (and thus met with staff/aides),… Continue reading

Mexico’s Third Gender

The video above highlights the muxe population in the city of Juchitan, Oaxaca in Mexico and also highlights an annual celebration in November called the Vigil of the Authentic Intrepid Searchers of Danger,… Continue reading