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

Microaggressions

Microaggression: common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such interactions when… Continue reading

Quote: Bisexuality

“My favorite definition for bisexuality so far is the one popularized by (the wonderful) bisexual activist Robyn Ochs. Ochs says, “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the… Continue reading

Quote: Feminism

“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” G.D Anderson