Perspective

Gender Neutral Pronouns: Anxiety, Autonomy, and Everything In Between

Graphic by Angela Z. CW: potential NBphobia, transphobia, references to dysphoria and body dysmorphia   Over the past few years, the transgender community has become increasingly visible, allowing a broader audience to hear about our issues. Non-binary, genderqueer, and other…

SCAR TISSUE

Graphic by Mark Julien. CW: mentions of suicide, pejorative language Words have power.  They can bruise and they can cut.  Although you cannot see the scars on my skin they are there.  I have been carefully and skillfully cut and the…

We Have a Responsibility
Graphic by Saachi Kotia The plight of the marginalized is a battle not fought alone. We only advance through unification and community. But how do you fight a war when your own team isn’t on your side?  Queer people of…
Summer in the Closet

The reality of going back to being closeted in the summer after being out at college hit me hard as my mother helped me move out of my room. Posters, books, bags, magazines, everything that made me the average out-and-proud…

Thank you Mom, For Letting Me Grow As I Wish

Graphic by Carmen Ngo Coming out to yourself is one thing; coming out to the world is another. There is a fear that preludes coming out, where one feels that everyone in their lives will look at them differently, as…

Single and Queer

Graphic by Carmen Ngo I am more than someone to someone else-and so are you. For decades, the bisexual community has struggled to define itself in a cis-heterocentric world, especially regarding the significance of dating and relationships. In having our humanity recognized,…

Queer Reflection on Dating Apps

Graphic by Carmen Ngo Let’s be real, dating is difficult for queer people. Personally, as a queer, agender, polyamorous person of color, I find it difficult to find like-minded people to form genuine romantic connections with. We would all love…

My Obsession with Middle-Aged Women

Recognizing Queerness in Your Childhood Graphic by Carmen Ngo It started in a fourth grade classroom. I was supposed to be staring down at my test, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off the billowing fairy that trailed among us.…

The Allure of Androgyny

Left: Captain Androgyny; Right: Leia la Voix In this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, finding one’s soul mate(s) is a rare treasure indeed. My boyfriend and I have been together for five years now and, in addition to…

Shock the Audience

Graphic by Hannah Boston It was the moment we had all been waiting for. Our theater class was finally about to experience the magic of that wonderful unit, Expressionism. We had all heard about it from girls in older grades.…