Becoming Me; A journey through the gender spectrum

I remember my first time in drag. When I was about 22 years old, I went to a prom-themed costume party where all the men were supposed to wear tuxedos, but I always found tuxedos so boring. I felt like the whole point in prom was the dress, so my friend loaned me a shimmering blue, frilly thing, which I matched it with blue nails and eyeshadow. It was a fun little experiment, and as the night began to wear down, where I expected to find relief to put an end to such a played-out performance, instead I found hesitation. That night, it didn’t feel like I was performing—everything else did.… Read More Becoming Me; A journey through the gender spectrum

Rashida Tlaib for VP

Frankly, if you’re upset by Rashida Tlaib’s impulse to boo Hillary Clinton, then I wager you were already on team Blue-No-Matter-Who. Meanwhile, when it comes to everyone’s vote who still needs to be earned, I can’t think of a more politically expedient move than throwing Clinton under the bus right now, especially after her sexist and racist attacks against Bernie Sanders supporters, where she routinely erased the women and people of color who support Sanders, proving their voices only matter when they support the status quo. … Read More Rashida Tlaib for VP

6 Solutions to climate change that don’t fuck over poor or disabled people

As the clock ticks down toward an irreversible feedback loop of climate change rendering parts of the Earth uninhabitable, the only solutions our society appears capable of acting on are ones that hurt the people on the bottom. 43% of ocean plastic is fishing gear, but our society’s solution to ocean plastic does not address… Read More 6 Solutions to climate change that don’t fuck over poor or disabled people

Dear Pete Buttigieg, we already have a mandatory national service—it’s called public education

Pete Buttigieg thinks our country is too divided and wants a mandatory national service to rebuild our cohesion, according to Politico. However, this is not the first time a politician has had this idea. In fact, the very concept of public schooling was born out of the same aspiration, to instill cohesion and character in… Read More Dear Pete Buttigieg, we already have a mandatory national service—it’s called public education