I have told the truth about myself, but I have not openly shared everything. Allow me to reintroduce myself.
How Storytelling Will Save The World
Visibility in the 2015 State of the Union Address
Last night's State of the Union Address from President Obama has called for a lot of action form Congress. I've talked before about Obama attempting to make community college free for American students in the near future, and how this will ultimately benefit the nation as we aim to grow and move forward, but there [...]
A New Way of Thinking
It happens every so often when my sister and I come down to our conservative hometown and get a little too relaxed with our thinking. We occasional would end up shouting at a relative who still doesn’t believe that the members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community should have the right to [...]
I’m A Feminist, But I Don’t Burn My Bra
The common misconception about modern-day feminists is this outdated visual of a female middle-class flower-child with unruly long hair and no shoes setting fire to her bra on the street in protest. Society also pictures the angry radical feminist with Doc Martins and pink punk hair harassing other women about their “non-traditionally feminist” life choices, [...]
Women and Politics
“I didn't run to make history, I ran to make a difference,” said Wisconsin’s newly elected female and first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, but it’s probably safe to say that she is on her way to make history while accomplishing her goal to make a difference. Senator Baldwin [...]
Why I Hate Religion
The favorable face of politics has usually been rich older white male protestant lacking diversity and limiting the progression of all the rest of the population. The Right-winged Christians and other extreme religious people have denied the civil rights of the minority, whether it was the enslavement of a race or the continued denied marital [...]
No More Prop H8, But Why Didn’t It Come Sooner?
We’ve taken one step further in the battle of trying to spread civil rights for all and have come closer to judging someone not by the color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or any other unique factor or trait, but by the content of their character. The 9th Circuit Court in California struck down the state's [...]
Fighting Homophobia with Discrimination
“Fighting Homophobia with Discrimination” is a title that definitely sounds like ‘fighting fire with fire’ and everyone getting burned because of it. But does discrimination get a pass if it’s trying to diminish views that limit the civil rights of the LGBT community? My answer is no. I may get some heat for this, but first [...]