Refugees and migrants across the globe are desperate to cross borders to seek new possibilities for themselves and their families. Many are interested in crossing into the United States particularly. It’s actually the top global destination for migrants and refugees worldwide. Unstable political situations, armed conflict, scarcities in solid infrastructure and resources, and devalued currencies […]
Trans and gender variant people are experimental in our very existences. If one gender doesn’t fit right, we try out another. And some of us actually never stop trying on genders. It’s like we’ve got an endless closet of them because we embrace that we exist in multitudes. And every gender we try on helps […]
I am tired of talking about labor. When I went through a recent trauma, I tried to put up boundaries around my time, space, and labor. The day it happened, I tried to say no to a white person’s request for it. Wait, actually, I did say no. When you have to say no twice, […]
Though polyamory has become (slightly) more mainstream-most articles and self-help books focus on abled and neurotypical folks. As someone who’s disabled and non-monogamous, it’s hard for me to relate to most of them. So many of the things me and my partner(s) have to navigate are often ignored or glossed over. Mainstream polyamory discourse generally […]
Two years ago, I identified as a cisgender queer woman. I was a diehard feminist who claimed intersectionality and assimilated into white hipster culture, which meant that I was oblivious and nonchalant toward the problematic nature of my environment 99% of the time. Around this time, I co-led a feminist organization that claimed to be […]
I’ve never thought of myself as someone who works “too much.” Even when, as a senior in college, I had three part-time jobs and an internship, I still made time to see my friends and participate in every end-of-college activity. In a society that’s built on capitalism and prizes the idea that you can achieve […]
If your feminist space is predominantly white and cisgender, chances are that it’s got a lot of messy unchecked dynamics at play.
Though we’ve seen a push in the industry to diversify DJ lineups in the last few years, historically women and marginalized communities have a harder time making headway in the field.
We need to be thoughtful and critical about the decisions that are made and demand that writers, editors and publications use language in a way that is responsible and non-oppressive.
Learning to use spirituality as a form of healing and resistance is vital to both ourselves and our given communities.