Everywhere you look, people have an opinion about breastfeeding. August is National Breastfeeding Month, and as of 2018 (2018!) it is finally legal to breastfeed in any public or private space in all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Unfortunately, this hasn’t done much to curtail the aggressive shaming of … Continue reading Booby Trapped: Navigating the Complexities of National Breastfeeding Month
There is a force unrivaled in social media. The validity of your relationships, the quality of your life, and the sheer recognition of your existence lies solely on your internet presence. In the palm of our hands lies instant gratification at best, and the source of our despair at its worst. Both venerable and oppressive, … Continue reading The Courage It Takes
Gender is one of the most fundamental aspects of our sense of self. As a queer feminist mom raising two kids who were identified male at birth, and who (so far) identify as boys, I spend a lot of time thinking about visibility and affirming parenting practices. I’m encouraged that gender inclusivity is a topic … Continue reading The Power of Gender Inclusive Language
Giving black trans women their flowers now means celebrating them for their individuality, their talents, their strengths, and their abilities. As pride month has concluded, it's important to understand where this all started, and why we must work harder to help each other get free. Before Pride became the party and festival it is now, … Continue reading Stop Killing Black Trans Women
This year, I mustered up the bravery to attend my first Pride event as an openly bisexual woman. Bravery because 1.) Bisexuals and Pansexuals are often treated by the queer community like teenagers "going through a phase" and 2.) I'm a woman. For those of you who aren't a part of this community and may … Continue reading A Call to Action – End Misogyny and Gatekeeping in The LGBTQIA+ Community
June is the intersectional month of my dreams. For one, Pride. I still fantasize about the day Facebook will reinstate my pride reacts so that I can emote exclusively in 'gay woman'. Two: Loving day, where the Supreme Court only 52 years ago decided interracial marriage was legal (Fun Fact: Alabama didn't legalize interracial marriage … Continue reading Say It Loud: It’s Juneteenth, and I’m Proud!
There are many ways in which you may have been exposed to the legacy of New Orleans Chef, Leah Chase. Of all those ways, odd's are your school history books weren't one of them. I must admit, I personally remained ignorant to her importance in both the culinary world and Civil Rights Movement until recently. … Continue reading New Orleans Honors it’s “Queen of Creole Cuisine”, Civil Rights Activist, and Disney Princess Leah Chase, 96.