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My identity is constituted by my journey working through and present expression of queerness, but that is not all that I am. Growth is a constant process filled with mistakes and lessons learned—this is my coming out and coming into my sexuality • Photography ℅ Peter Basch
Camp Counselor Grace Kwan on how with its emphasis on feminism, sexuality, and modernity, Sex and the City 2 presents especially fertile ground for us to consider and examine manifestations of white supremacy and homonormativity in popular culture.
The second piece of our Arts & Creative Writing section premiere is in conjunction with Pride Month, exploring queer love through photojournalism & poetry.
To finish our series, our Camp Counselors have shared not just their personal experiences, as seen through the series itself, but the cultural works that have inspired their hair, or more deeply, their personal hair journeys.
From fashion brands like Gucci’s blackface & culturally-appropriated turban to Grace Coddington’s mammy jars, what true anti-racism in fashion should look like according to contributors Natalie Geisel & Wandie Kabule • Photo courtesy of Dawn
I was an ugly baby. My hair looked like what you might pull out of a college shower drain and my nose protruded upwards like a little piglet.
To be patient with my evolving sense of my own non-binariness and what that means for my gender presentation, especially my hair . . .
I’m not sure if now is the right time to say you’re being terfs, but you’re being terfs . . .
Wish. Yours. Cool. All words I recite to myself, but not in the way my white friends exclaimed. I loved myself and yet there was a part of me I wanted to hide. A part of me I didn’t quite embrace.
Age ten was when I slowly began to see all of my 5th grade peers start to eradicate all of their leg hair, spending hours of their pre-pubescent years making their legs silky smooth as a marker of femininity.
The premiere of our weekly series “It’s Hairy” with the piece by Jade Hurley that inspired it all . . .
These books offer thought-provoking expository material on systems of power, ranging from structural racism to colonialism to Orientalism, which produce and uphold white supremacy
As Black girls and womxn in America, we’ve been taught that aspects of our physical self are unacceptable in their natural forms.
Going into my 5th year at my university, I’ve felt almost ashamed for how long I’ve been in school . . .
One of the most important aspects of sexual and reproductive health is access to affordable and safe birth control that works well for individual bodies. This is a guide from our Camp Counselors at GWU’s Voices for Choices . . .