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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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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