‘Men Explain Things to Me’

As the tagline of my blog states, one of things that we are trying to accomplish here is giving resources. Resources will be heavily books (because I read a lot). Occasionally they will be movies because we have a guest blogger (Jimmy) who loves movies. He also just happens to be the one who lent... Continue Reading →

How to Ally by Faithlynn Morris

Speak up. Being vocal is one of the most important aspects of allyship. What's especially important is speaking up amongst, and sometimes against, other people in the groups you belong to. If you're a White person and hear or see other White people perpetuating racist or discriminatory ideologies, speak up. If you're a straight or... Continue Reading →

‘Coming out’

Administratively, I am very excited to introduce a new concept for my blog this year. Once a month I will be featuring a post from a guest blogger. Their bios can be read on the 'About Guest Bloggers' page. Like I always say, I am a continuous learner and the people I have asked to... Continue Reading →

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

It was a great honor and privilege to read Janet Mock's book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.  Janet Mock is a Transgender woman, advocate, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Journalist. She is the founder of the hashtag, #girlslikeus. As a queer gay women I strive to... Continue Reading →

Mixed Race Babies

Did you know that I was supposed to be named Brandi? It's true! The 'i' instead of 'y' was also very important to my mom. A common response to sharing this fun fact about myself was, 'that's a black girls name.' Since when? Why?! are we appropriating names to only be associated with that race?... Continue Reading →

Transgender 101

Key Takeaways: Transgender does not always mean Transexual Let people identify themselves instead of giving them a label Yes, even kids are transgender and no they aren't too young to know! I know that my blog has recently discussed transgenderism a lot but I have just finished reading Transgender 101: A Simple Guide To A Complex... Continue Reading →

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