Wearing Experience: On Clothing and the Body

Gender’s intersection with material culture is one of my all-time favorite things to discuss, and I’m particularly interested in how childhood, trauma, environment, religion, etc. play a part in shaping what we wear. … More Wearing Experience: On Clothing and the Body

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How Collective Self Love Effects Radical Change

(Source: HOW COLLECTIVE SELF-LOVE EFFECTS RADICAL CHANGE – Zusterschap Collective) Self love can be a tricky concept. Honestly, I’m not always sure how I feel about it, but then again – no I don’t want to think of the ‘then again.’ Do I love myself? Is loving oneself an essential part of life? Probably. It … More How Collective Self Love Effects Radical Change

Goodbye Patty Duke: On Mother-Daughter Memories, Mental Health, and Goofy Teen Haircuts

As a pathologically uncool teenager, I would take two pictures with me whenever I got my hair cut. I’d keep these pictures tucked away in my bag until my hairdresser would ask if I had a style in mind. The first picture I’d pull out was invariably of Julianne Moore. Didn’t matter what movie it … More Goodbye Patty Duke: On Mother-Daughter Memories, Mental Health, and Goofy Teen Haircuts

On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story

When I first came out to my friends and family, I used a lot of language I know I wouldn’t use now. “I’m in love with the person”, “We’re all the same”, and so on. For a long time after that I was angry with myself for saying these things, especially to my mom. It had only confused her, I thought–and it wasn’t even how I felt anymore. Sure, I’m in love with the person, but the person is a woman. I love women. … More On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story