A ruined friendship, body hair at work, coming out a little later when you’re about to marry a dude, and a frank conversation about assault. We really can have it all.
I changed. But it was a gradual process, in the way a forest becomes stone. Petrified forest of a body.
“I was eighteen years old. He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.'”
The #MeToo hashtag was an important one. It was also imperfect. These comics are illuminating that. They’re speaking up for others who feel the same way but were or still are afraid.
He pressed further, asking if I was an actress. I said something along the lines of “I hope so.” He suggested that I meet his brother as well – his producing partner. I remember him suggesting some place quieter, more private.
This is a feelings atrium to talk about our own experiences with workplace sexual harassment and predatory bosses and all the stuff that comes up for us when stories like the one about Harvey Weinstein happen.
These are stories of trans people who have served or are serving in the US military; their experiences range from the positive to the deeply traumatic and everywhere in between.
Recovering from trauma through feline friendship.
Sometimes, being in kinky subspace opens old wounds from an abusive relationship — but sometimes, it can give you the power to close them.
“It would have been a disservice not just to our readers but to democracy itself to silence their voices. We did what the law allows: We published newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern.”
“Was it a bad one?” My boss’s face read of pity and sympathy as he asked me this seemingly innocent question. He was referring to my rape.
Indiana’s abortion bill might be the most restrictive in the nation, if that’s fathomable, it’s another Super Tuesday so here’s what you should look out for, the White House appoints its first transgender LGBT liaison, LGBT advocates in Oklahoma blocked 27 anti-LGBT bills this session and more news!
There’s only one (horrible) person responsible for the terrifying legal situation Kesha is in, and unfortunately he’s the only person who can actually set her free.
If the performer had known that I write about the horrific violence against my community by day and process the trauma of that work in my journal by night, maybe he wouldn’t have made that joke. But I bet you he would have resented the implication that he shouldn’t.
Bill Cosby was taken in on charges of sexual assault against Andrea Constand in Pennsylvania, new abortion restrictions in Texas, protests against mass deportation, and more.
A gay deaf woman was attacked in anti-gay crime in the UK, an NBA player apologizes for calling a ref an anti-gay slur, a hung jury in the first case in connection to Freddie Gray’s death, a leading center for ex-trans therapy is finally being shut down and more news!
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could greatly impact Native Americans and their political sovereignty, two Muslim women were bombarded with racist comments at an Austin restaurant and management did nothing, traffic lights with same-sex couples were removed from the Austrian city of Linz, same-sex parents in Arkansas can both be on their child’s birth certificate now and more news stories!
“Trauma wasn’t meant to happen at 9 a.m. on that August morning. Not when I was running on time, and somehow missed the long line for the day’s first cup of coffee. Nothing could have warned me that the meticulous construction of my person would be unraveled while my peers watched from their own cocoons of solitude.”
An arrest in the murder of Kiesha Jenkins, Planned Parenthood announces they’ll no longer accept payments for their fetal tissue donation program, investigators say killing of Tamir Rice was “reasonable,” Bernie Sanders updates views on gun violence and more news stories.
Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.