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How a Pandemic Helped Me Come Into My Gender Identity

The pandemic allowed me to cultivate joy and explore gender identity without the expectations and gaze of others. By Mirusha Yogarajah  The pandemic bought me time.  I thought about how I, for 26 years, conformed to the desires of the men around me, and about the women who conformed to the desires of men around...

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Abolition and Restorative Justice: A Book List

What is revolution? What is abolition? How do we get there and how do we take care of one another? These are the questions these books seek to answer. Abolition is a hot topic right now. “Should we defund the police?”, “What does police and prison abolition look like?”, “Does abolition apply to more than...

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Beyond The Dick Pic: A Guide To Taking Artful Nudes

Taking nudes allows you to explore your body; to fall in love with what you see reflected on the other side of the flash; to see your body in ecstasy. By Sherronda J. Brown, Lara Witt, and Da’Shaun Harrison Humans have appreciated nude art for centuries, as well as nude photography and recordings for as...

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Social Dysphoria: Alignment Chart of My Alter Egos

I can only control how I perceive myself, and I have learned that creating multiple names and alter egos can be very therapeutic. By Kenny Me “Hi, my name is…” While a simple sentence, I struggle with this introduction, because whatever name I utter defines who I will be to the other person moving forward....

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Identities Are Plural, But Identity Politics Focuses On The Singular

We cannot afford to reduce any 2020 presidential candidate down to their identity alone, we must look at their politics and policy proposals. The 2020 election, like the election that preceded it, is heavily underlined by identity politics. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, it...

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Dalit Feminists Should Be The Leaders of The Women’s Rights Movement In India

The voices of Dalit feminists are often unrepresented and contradictory to the needs of mainstream feminists. By Jhilam Gangopadhyay TW: this article contains mentions of sexual assault For generations, the feminist movement has primarily represented privileged white women while the oppression of poor, working-class women, Black, indigenous and women of color, was often rendered invisible...

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#QueerCripRollCall Helped Me Feel Seen By The People I am Kindred to

Seeing Black disabled people affirming their identities, practicing radical transparency, gives me permission to move in my full selfhood. By Aurielle Marie “I’m curating a show for disabled poets, and I think you should feature,” read the message from my friend and renowned poet, Kay Ulanday Barrett. A Filipinx-amerikan performer and activist, Kay had the...