Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to […]
Jul 14, 2012
I love my job as a political organizer, and with the 2012 election approaching I have […]
Feb 18, 2016
“You want to be a WHAT?” is a question I hear almost as regularly as I hear “cold enough for ya?”. Mind you, I live in Northeast Ohio so that’s pretty damn often. This question is what almost always follows me telling someone that I’m going to school to become a Sex Therapist. I assume that as soon as the word “sex” rolls off my tongue that ears shut off, judgement turns on, and the assumptions roll in.
When I say I want to be a Sex Therapist people …
Nov 5, 2015
LABIAS LABIAS LABIAS!! What does that word spark in people? For whatever reason any time I use the word I see eyes close, noses scrunch, and hear a chorus of “gah that’s an awful word!”. But why? Why does the name of a body part evoke such disgust in people? Why does a word so closely linked to women’s’ health make men and women alike shrink as if the word were a skunk’s smell?
The labia minora is the set of small lips of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. …
Oct 20, 2015
Dear Former Classmate/Facebook Commenter,
Man oh man do I have some questions for you. When a friend of mine shared the article about George Lawlor saying “this is not what a rapist looks like”, why did you feel compelled to comment? Why did you feel the need to go out of your way to spread your hateful and judgement-filled opinion on my newsfeed when we haven’t spoken more than a “hello” when I see you in public for years?
What do you think gives you the right to tell …
Dec 5, 2014
Teenagers have been through first loves! All teenagers find one and go through the heartbreak of one. Absolutely no one talks about the struggle of a second love, and I find this topic much more interesting than most. I fell in love once and when I tell you it was like a movie I kid you not. I would pay to be at the front row of my tragic love story. This girl changed my life, helped me discover who I actually was and also helped me get a …
Oct 22, 2014
So quite often being a lesbian I hear, “so are you the boy or girl in the relationship?” I have a rather great sense of humor so I laugh and explain that I chose to not live with stereotypical gender roles. My girlfriend and I are the same. We dress the same, talk the same, we just have very similar characteristics. Being characterized by our community of friends as “tomboys” neither of us play a role. I grew up with mainly guys so you could imagine that most of …