Contour Queen: The Power Of Makeup Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote a piece called “Send In The Clowns”. As a photography student who was enthralled by feminism and bodily autonomy, I captured my thoughts on makeup through a series of pictures that expressed my confusion- whether weaing makeup was feminist or not. Two years on, I would’ve never thought that…

New Semester, New Me

In the constant uphill battle to better myself, I’ve been getting in the mindset of going back to school. I have two years of college left, and my fear is that I’ll get stuck in a rut and go back into old habits. Particularly, I’ve been thinking about the relationships I have on campus. While I don’t…

Can a New Mom Be Sexy?

I like to feel sexy. Not the kind of sexy that’s about what other people think of me – I mean the kind of sexy that’s about how I feel inside myself. It’s when I feel alive inside. It’s warm sensations and feeling my energy flowing through my body. It’s yumminess. It’s like a warm sun…

Word Current: Genderqueer

 Genderqueer: Of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. The top definition of genderqueer on urbandictionary.com states, “Genderqueer is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed “norms” associated with his/her biological sex.…

White Out: How Disney Discontinued Their Discussion on Race

I was recently listening to one of my new favorite podcasts, Another Round, and they started reminiscing about how The Proud Family was such a solid show for its time. (Side note: if you don’t already listen to Another Round, you should check it out! Tracy and Heben will fill your earbuds with contagious laughter,…