Self Care: Gay Goth Night

Listen: the past few weeks have been hard. I’ve had to unplug completely from social media, carefully navigate in-person conversations, focus on quelling my heightened anxiety and re-evaluate my approach to activism. I’m tired. And the fight has barely begun. I have so much still to do. We have so much still to do. But something my…

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Par for the Course (Or, How Your First Celebrity Crush Never Dies)

This entry was originally written in response to the “nostalgia” prompt on Femsplain. A few weekends ago, the first person I ever told my mom I wanted to marry — Justin Timberlake — played in the annual celebrity golf tournament that’s been held in my hometown ever since I can remember. I got a text from my best friend…

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Book Thoughts: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as discussion of homophobic violence. Please proceed with caution!] It seems like everyone I know has either read or wants to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The book is a queer…

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Book Thoughts: Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

As a 22 year-old woman who’s been calling herself a feminist for years, my views on the word and what it means are always evolving. Similarly, my views on my body, my sexuality and what it means to me to be a woman are also evolving. Inga Muscio’s Cunt: A Declaration of Independence has been on my to-read list…

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