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I take this journey of self-love and discovery one day at a time. Image: Thinkstock.

On Navigating My Attraction To Whiteness As A Black Woman

Honoring my feelings and being true to myself are just as important to me as being critical of the ways that a multiply-oppressive society manifests Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   06.3.16   |   SHARE
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My sickness bought us closer and helped me embrace my new, totally unexpected relationship. Image: Abby Dawson.

How Waking Up Next To My New Girlfriend Covered In Sh*t Changed Me

[CN: emetophobia] I look up at Hannah with bulging eyes and my hands covering my mouth. We have a bit of a shituation. “Han, I am so sorry." Read...
Abby Dawson of Mamamia    |   06.2.16   |   SHARE
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Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.31.16   |   SHARE
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The Real Solution To The Trans Bathroom Debate

[CN: transphobia] Having apparently solved all the actual problems in the world, a number of conservatives in state and local governments have turned Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   05.20.16   |   SHARE
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When you ask if my girlfriend and I are sisters, I am going to think you are nosy, because what difference does it make? Image: Thinkstock.

Dear Strangers: Please Stop Asking If My Girlfriend And I Are Sisters

For some reason, the idea that two women are related and together in public is somehow so exciting that it must be made known to everyone within a Read...
Rachel Charlene Lewis    |   05.18.16   |   SHARE
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I learned a lot from that man. Image: Thinkstock.

What My Single Dad Taught Me About Gender

People sometimes blame my dad for me being transgender. In their view, I guess, my father being a good dad is the reason I don't feel comfortable in Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   05.17.16   |   SHARE
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On Activism: An Open Letter To My Peoples

And when you're multiply marginalized and know how much work there is to be done in the struggle for liberation, how few people are doing it, and Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   05.16.16   |   SHARE
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My son likes trains AND princesses. He chose to pair that truck shirt with those butterfly leggings. Image: Thinkstock.

My Son Loves Trucks And  Princesses

Every one of those “such a boy” comments make me hurt for all the other kids who hear these comments every day. Because of the many, many kids who Read...
Rachel Aimee    |   05.10.16   |   SHARE
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