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Category Archives: Spectrum
Get Rid Of The Gender Binary, Researchers Too!
This is a crosspost from The Communicated Stereotype. You can view the original post here. Dear Researcher, Thank you for the work you do and for inviting my children to participate. We have been participating in these studies since my … Continue reading
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An Open Letter
This is an open letter to the oppressed. The outcome of the election has truly shown us where this country stands. What its beliefs are. What its thoughts on minorities are. On people of colour. On the disabled. On women. … Continue reading
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Thoughts for a Different Version of Me
Different Version of Me, We may not have met yet, and if we haven’t, I hope someday we do. Regardless, this is a difficult time for many of us, so I want you to remember something. You are not alone. … Continue reading
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This week for Terminology Tuesday, I wanted to take a moment to talk about mental health. Before I continue this post, I think it is important to note that I am by no means a mental health professional. This semester, one of … Continue reading
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What is National Coming Out Day
This year, National Coming Out Day happened to line up with Terminology Tuesday. It is also Beneath The Identity’s one year anniversary. I’m going to use this opportunity to talk about what National Coming Out Day is. National Coming Out … Continue reading
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National Coming Out Day
Happy National Coming Out Day to everyone who has already come out, you brave, wonderful souls, I am proud of you. Happy National Coming Out Day to all those who have yet to come out, either because you aren’t ready … Continue reading
What are Preferred Pronouns?
This week for Terminology Tuesday I want to talk about preferred pronouns. This builds on the beginning of my series on pronouns, when I talked about pronouns and why they are important. Preferred pronouns are tremendously overlooked, in part because of … Continue reading
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Pronouns and Transphobia
Recently, the University of Michigan has made an important change regarding pronouns which will help LGBTQ+ students feel they are seen, heard, and included on campus. For anyone looking to see how this change was handled, see the email sent … Continue reading
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The Binary and Nonbinary Genders
While there is a binary consisting of zeros and ones, this is not the binary I am here to tell you about today (though there are parallels). This Terminology Tuesday I want to talk about the gender binary. The gender … Continue reading
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What is Polysexuality?
It’s Terminology Tuesday once again, and this week I will be discussing polysexuality. “Poly-” as a prefix generally means “two or more.” In regards to sexuality, this means attraction to two or more genders. For example, someone who is polysexual … Continue reading
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