As individuals committed to justice and progressive values, it is always our responsibility to elevate the voices of the marginalized.
The Good Fatty is the fatty that people will tolerate – so it quickly becomes a survival strategy for many fat folks, including myself. But it’s also a strategy we can learn to leave behind – for other forms of self-preservation.
10 Señales de lo que el Amor No Es: “Aléjate de la gente que te hace sentir que eres difícil de querer”
Para mí, la suave belleza del amor era ficción, y me creía más adulta o sofisticada por tener un “amor” tan intenso que dolía, porque no reconocía que la intensidad venía de lo mucho que quería que me quisieran bien.
Allowing ableism to linger in safe spaces can be extremely violent and harmful for FwD, and increases the isolation and marginalization that we’ve faced for so long …
Placing parameters on masculinity that prevent systemic harm is imperative, but beyond that masculine people must be free to define their genders for themselves. Our new masculinity, the masculinity of radical self love, must be anti-binary.
Do I know how to grieve well? Probably not, but I do know that I need to grieve to be well. Is there such a thing as good grief?
Falling in love with the music The first album I ever purchased with my own money, earned via a tiny allowance that I was pretty certain my mother bullied my father into giving me, […]
3 Steps Toward Good Sex Beyond the Binary: Having Sex with a Nonbinary Person, Even When that Person is You
You don’t need to sacrifice your nonbinary identity to be sexual, because you do not need to perform gender during sex. There doesn’t have to be a male or female, dominant or submissive.
It is a reminder of the wealth of beauty and ability that black women possess but often don’t get credit for. It is a way to offer recognition and praise. To me, black girl magic is a matter of admiration and inspiration.
It was a gift that they never owned themselves. Their legacy — and my inheritance — is the fact that I always think of myself first. And that is revolutionary.
Do I start dismantling each problematic element and if so, in what order? Most of the time, I just excused myself from the conversation because what would really be accomplished other than exhausting myself? Here’s how it’s done.
The goal of imaginative, ecstatic solitude masturbation is to get me to a place where I know how to get my own body to feel good…
In a society enamored with the rhetoric of positive thinking, so-called “toxic people,” like those with the disorders I mentioned above, have become the bogeymen and witches of the mental health conversation — despite the fact that nearly one in ten people in the United States of America are estimated to exhibit traits associated with these conditions.
Today, with over 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. the problem is not undocumented people in the U.S. but the government.
A frustrating part of being a transgender individual and seeking health care is that there are few providers who have worked with or have an interest in working with transgender patients. Like most transgender people, I have had my fair share of challenging interactions with medical staff…