Ableism is all around us, and one of the first steps to dissecting it is recognizing the privileges that are given to you if you’re an able-bodied individual.
As the world collectively grieves and we all revel in the memes, songs, and videos that flood my timeline, it does not escape me that there are some people currently praising Prince and his progressiveness while harboring some really questionable and regressive views about gender expression and sexuality.
Could healthy masculinity be an intersection between empathy, self-control, and an embrace of one’s feminine side?
Can body positivity be saved now that it’s gone mainstream?…
When you’ve been with someone of the so-called “opposite” gender for a while, it can start to feel like your queerness doesn’t really matter anymore, or like it isn’t even really there.
We cannot dismantle one form of oppression while upholding others, and we need to hold ourselves accountable to doing better.
When one woman comes forward and points the finger, everyone is watching. That includes other victims who are wrestling with whether they should say something.
I’ve always had a hard time with gender dysphoria. Identifying it has been half the struggle. For most of my life it was unnameable, and unqualifiably sad – a deep ache in the pit of […]
The people who say these things (which you may well be, without knowing it) don’t mean to be hurtful. In fact, they tend to be those most trying to be helpful. Which means that if we can just spread the message of what sorts of things not to say, there’s a fair chance they might actually change.
“What would it be like if cis men asked their female partners: what are you into? And what if the answer was—well I’m not always that into penetration.”
These fierce and fabulous people from all walks of life have taken to the internet and shared their respective expertise for the benefit of everybody needing insight and guidance, including me.
10 Mujeres Queer y Personas No-Binarias de Color que usan los Medios de Comunicación y el Arte para liberarse
Pero a veces estar despierto y usar el arte de uno mismo para despertar a otros puede ser emocional y espiritualmente agotador. Así que es importante tomar tu tiempo para hacer un arte que sea purificador, que es el arte que se deja ir y se libera.
I was too focused on how my body looked during sex to even think about how it felt. Being cognizant of your pleasure means being present in your body. You have to fully be aware of what you’re feeling and how you’re feeling. I was in no state of mind to fully process pleasure, so I would just pretend that what I was feeling was great, even if it wasn’t.
This April 15, an annual youth-led day of silence will take place in an effort to bring attention to anti-LGBT violence and rhetoric. Unpopular opinion time: The LGBT Day of Silence isn’t helpful and is kind of ironic.
I want to provide a few friendly reminders and caution against equating the film, the Danish Girl, as the template for what a transition is like. As a transgender and queer person, here are the biggest myths that stood out to me as necessary to debunk…