Just Apply for the Damn Job!

A few weeks ago, I went home to visit my parents. My mother is currently looking for a job, and hasn't been having much luck (except today she had an interview! Yay!) She has multiple certifications and ample experience in her field. She is warm and kind. A conversation we had after she took a …

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Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Before downloading this book on Audible, I had heard about it for a long time. Many people recommended it to me when it first came out. Originally published in June of 2020, this book from a Black woman author, Brit Bennet, could not have been released in a more relevant time for our nation. June …

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Pride Playlist

If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@maegoeswestblog), you may not know about the Pride Playlist I’ve been posting since the beginning of June. These are songs by queer artists that express how I feel about Pride and being in the queer community. I know a lot of Pride celebrations concluded this weekend, but my …

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New Letters Added to LGBTIQA+ and Why it Matters

Even if you are a part of the queer community, it's difficult to keep up with the ever evolving language, terms, and identities. I am entranced by the evolution of words, but even I became a bit stressed when I noticed people are now writing it differently. Some people use the term "queer community". Some …

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PSA: Gender and Sexuality Are Not Synonymous

Hello, friends. I have decided to create a blog segment called PSAs (public service announcements) which will explore some common misconceptions about the queer community, intuitive eating, and other humans in general. I've been seeing a lot of people fuck up this distinction recently. I have studied this in great detail, worked with LGBTIQA+ youth …

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Cameron: An Ode to People Living in a Binary Gendered World

Since I started volunteering at Inside Out Youth Services and then later worked there, I have connected with so many youth who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. So many defeated youth whose identities are inadvertently or even directly disrespected on a daily basis. I sat with so many youth at …

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