The world can be an exhausting place.
For those of us dating partners who come from a more privileged class background, the holidays can be awkward and even demoralizing.
Cultural appropriation refers to a power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.
I am a semi-out sex worker
The short answer? It works just great, and I love it.
“This is not shame. This is cringing each time I hear somebody say the word ‘makeup’ as if it is a curse word.”
Sometimes all a person needs is another human being who is respectful enough to honor the name they have chosen to go by.
I am both emotional and sensitive – traits that make me highly qualified to live, love, express, and explore as my authentic self.
Like so much of anti-Black policies that exist in the United States today, the creation of Black neighborhoods began with slavery.
They say that “you can’t love someone else until you’ve learned to love yourself,” but for me, in many ways, the opposite was true.
The family tree assignment, like so many others, assumes that everyone has the same experience – one that doesn’t include having your heritage ripped apart by colonization, slavery, imperialism, and other oppressive forces.
The best thing you can do to help somebody who struggles with triggering is to learn about their particular situation as best you can, and then give them whatever love and support you are able to give.
The idea that men have to prove that they’re not barbaric beasts is incredibly insulting to every human on the planet.
Poor people are forced by society to justify our existence. If we fit in with the stereotypes and poverty myths, we’re screwed. If we don’t, we’re also screwed.
What if your most authentic self – isn’t easygoing? What if there are very real reasons why you erected clear boundaries in your life and learned how to articulate your needs?
“Language is one of the most powerful ways to create change or uphold oppression for that very reason.”