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Month: June 2021

“Pride in Me”: Digital Art

By Marquise Williams When I was making this Pride In Me Photo Mood Board, I thought about what Pride means to me and how I feel when asked to explain who I am. I thought about all the layers of my identity and the ways in which I have both hide and pealed them back. Read More

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Racial Justice

We all know about the Fourth of July, but where’s the love for Juneteenth? Celebrated every year on June 19th, the lesser-known holiday commemorates the final abolition of slavery in every part of the former Confederacy. What is Juneteenth All About? While history books credit Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation for ending slavery, that’s Read More

“Pride in the Movement”: A Poem

By Elle Halo   I am a strong, black, woman of trans experience . Every single time I say it, I feel so much better. —Britney Griner  Pride in the movement is power That we built up for ourselves instead  of the power stolen from us  Stolen from the land  And built upon our backs  Read More

“A is for Asexual”: An Essay

By Rachel Zanoni My high school was rather queer. It was a small private school, where the dominant sexualities at play seemed to be straight (of course), bisexual, and pansexual. We were Tumblr-taught and as inclusive as our identity-focused education allowed. The first time I had heard of asexual was in a classroom discussion during Read More

“The Gender Question”: A Reflection

By Clay Horton My hands are shaking as usual as I grip onto the cold bathroom sink; water drips down my face, mixing with tears as I whisper to myself. I suffocate on the cotton candy scented soap that I’ve covered myself in. Clouds of doubt and self-hate swirl around me as I try to Read More

“What is Pride?”: A Poem

By Aiden Aizumi Pride is love. It is lifting each other up, standing together, crying together, celebrating together. Pride is a revolution. It is showing the beauty in our differences, letting our intersections shine. Pride is anger. It is the collective pain we feel when trans women of color are taken too soon. It is Read More