Interview with Art: Pippin Lee Truman

We sat down with animator and illustrative artist Pippin Lee Truman to chat about their artwork, intersectionality, and their advice for fellow artists! Check out the interview below! V: What inspires your artwork? P: I would say that my inspiration mainly comes from the media around me, especially things like comics, because they’re such an…

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.…

From the Mouths of Mothers

One of, if not the single most, influential women in any young feminists’ life most likely will never grace the covers of any magazine. She will, more likely than not, never receive any public praise for the things she’s accomplished in her life, let alone any kind of positive impact she left. Regardless of the…

Think of Me When You Cum Later

A day of taking outfit photos for my personal blog turned into a full on Bitchtopia photoshoot. My best friend, Christian, and I felt super glam and super romantic snappin’ shots outside of a local high school. These cute cyber collages (+2 extras!) represent our inner monologues as we strutted our stuff in the educational…

Just How Gay Are You?

Sexuality is a label we put on ourselves. Heterosexual/homosexual/bisexual/asexual are boxes we are filed neatly into. But what do these labels even mean? **spoiler alert** Not much.  In the words of Honey Boo Boo, “Ain’t nothin’ wrong with bein’ a little gay. Everybody’s a little gay.” In our media filled world, it’s extremely common to…

Cows and Closets

Growing up in a rural community made my life very interesting. There was no discussion of feminism, unless you counted the one class set aside senior year, “Participation in Government,” no discussion of “rape culture,” no discussion of “slut-shaming,” and certainly no discussion of homosexuality. Closet cases abounded. The one openly gay male I’d known…