Goin’ to the Chapel

Okay, so we’re not actually going to a chapel. But we are engaged! My beloved fiancé (still weird to say) proposed to me on my birthday last month. I wasn’t feeling well so I canceled my own birthday plans, which ruined his. He seemed weirdly nervous for being in his off-brand Snuggie at home. He …

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How Recent 90s Fashion Brought up Old Scars that Needed More Nurture

When I first noticed the 90s creeping back into our mainstream culture, I resisted it hard. I remember walking through Target seeing crop tops, jean skirts, scrunchies, and those plastic black chokers and I immediately became uncomfortable. I didn't understand until I got home that I was NOT mentally or emotionally prepared to be reminded …

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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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