Biden/Harris win!

I haven't written in some time because the sheer trepidation and anxiety the election evoked in me, and many others I know, took up all my brain/emotional space. I found out while Colm and I were at Target for his eye appointment when a coworker texted me crying emojis. I immediately opened my news app …

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Consider This: Colonialism in Grammar Police

I've written many times about my anti-racist work that I'm doing. Something that hit me hard in particular was the idea that English "proper grammar" is another aspect of colonialism, of white supremacy. This led to a combing through of memories that I've had about proper grammar and how many people I've corrected over the …

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Is “Person of Size” the new “Person of Color”?

When I recently read a weight inclusive article written by someone who does not inhabit a larger body, I became instantly uncomfortable. In my privilege, I haven't really experienced someone including me in a broad brush stroke of a politically correct term. Anger quickly replaced feeling uncomfortable. Now I fucking get it. I've heard various …

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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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