This month has been…a whirlwind. Not necessarily the kind of whirlwind that rips off your weave and tears your Versace dress, but the kind that makes your blood rush so fast that you don’t really feel it until you’re sitting completely still.
As a community, it’s important to recognize these struggles, and do what we can to help alleviate the problems within it.
I've decided to use Medium to post all of my opinion-based pieces, creative nonfiction essays, and other various non-blog writings! I feel that it will be more helpful for putting my writing in a space where people are looking to read things, and Medium seems to be a great platform for that. I'll still use …
The show is empowering in a way that is so modern, and so relevant to so many different communities, that no matter who you are, you’ll find yourself learning new ways to love who you are.
As my experience in straight-centric environments becomes more expansive, I start to see why members of the LGBTQ+ community often lean toward spending time with each other rather than with those outside of it. However, the experience of interacting with other members of the community is no strut down the runway, either.
Some people in the community genuinely identify with traits that are considered stereotypes, and to say they don't have a place in the media (or even in society, for that matter) just because they express themselves that way, is offensive.
Imagine being a child in a world where you’re only exposed to opposite-gender attraction. You'd then have to go to school with that bias while meeting new people, making new friends, and starting to develop a sense of what you’re interested in and who you like. Imagine that person being someone of the same gender, what …