Halloween

October is my favorite month and favorite time of year. My birthday is in October, I love autumn colors and seeing the bright colors of summer turn into mellow hues of orange and… Continue reading

Accessibility to higher education

Going to college in my family was always a given – many of my family members on my mom’s side have at least a Bachelor’s degree and some have Master’s. From a young… Continue reading

Emma Watson, Feminism, and the UN

So much of my social media has been splattered for days with Emma Watson’s recent #HeForShe speech at the UN and it’s getting incredibly annoying to see all the white women in my… Continue reading

Ferguson and Race in the US (Updated)

Similar to Palestine and Gaza, I’m literally going to have nothing new to the discussions and movement surrounding what has been happening in Ferguson. As a white person living in the Pacific Northwest,… Continue reading

White Privilege

With recent events in Ferguson, MO and Taylor Swift’s newest video that features some rather colorful cultural appropriation, racism has reared its ugly head through several of my white friends. Trying to reason… Continue reading

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