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.
While marches and protests are a great show of solidarity for marginalized individuals who have been and will continue to be the most at risk under the current administration, we must mobilize in more powerful ways in order to ensure this administration’s hopes do not become a reality.
These actions can help us move beyond a circular conversation about why we need diversity and toward meaningful change.
Cure-focused narratives promote the harmful idea that disabled people’s bodies and lives are less valuable because of their identity.