What does it mean to fully bring all of yourself into a space? As a person who occupies several different identities that are often marginalized in many spaces I walk into, this is a question that I consider on a regular basis. I am not someone who can easily compartmentalize all of my identities. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time compartmentalizing my queerness in … [Read more...]
The phrase “Safe Space” was by far one of conservative media's favorite phrases of the past year. Post election, particularly in the context of colleges creating them, safe spaces have been accused of aiding the creation of intolerant students, censoring opinions of others and most of all absurdly coddling those who are over-sensitive to the world. On the other end of the … [Read more...]
When I was a kid, being around other disabled kids was a given. In my school district, there was one special education classroom for all of the grades. A few kids would come and go throughout the day, but most were there, with our own two teachers and our own specially designed class equipment, all day. I left for band and P.E., then came back to spend the rest of the … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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