Re-thinking the She-Rection: Navigating HSDD

Sep 10, 2015 Three years and three rounds of anti-depressants later, things are not as hot or as frequent as they used to be.  Pop culture and porn all tell me that I am supposed to be having the best orgasms of my life more often and more frequently. I’m supposed to be fucking like…

How My Abortion Made Me A Better Person

Sep 23, 2015 Recently, Congress voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood in an attempt to shut down access to abortions. Representative Judy Chu, a democrat from California, accurately described it as a “witch hunt to scare providers from providing abortions” as Republicans showed doctored videos of fetuses, suggesting that doctors did nothing when botched abortions occurred. …

9 Ways To Navigate The Holidays with Conservative Family Members

Sometimes finding a balance between respecting and disrespecting my elders is tough. I know that struggle. I grew up in the south, and I was taught to show respect to my elders, regardless of how wrong they are. That’s a hard thing to do when you’re a fat, bisexual, purple-haired, socialist teenager who is totally…

Amber Amour, Rape Survivor, Censored on Instagram

Jan 14, 2016 TW: rape Dang, Instagram… when you step in some misogynist shit, you really step in it. I mean, first you remove an image of poet Rupi Kaur’s innocuous portrait of herself, lying in bed, fully clothed, with a visible menstrual stain and suggest that it does not fit community guidelines.  Most recently to…

My Weekend In The Psych Ward

Jan 19, 2016 (Trigger Warning: suicide, institutionalization) Tonight, I found out that I have lost yet another friend to suicide.  Yet another person whose hand I could have held, whose phone call I would have taken, whose live, warm body could have been in my arms.  Once the initial shock wears off, I am left with…