A colleague mentioned this idea to me recently and it caused me to really think. I thought I’d share it with you. By calling some lines of clothing “gender-neutral”, we are implying that clothing isn’t normally these things. This might seem pretty obvious at first but read it again and think about it a bit … Continue reading The Term “Gender-Neutral” May Not Be as Positive as you Think
My Evaluation of Queerbaiting
Harry Styles, Kit Connor and Yungblud are three prime examples of celebs who have been accused of queerbaiting. Queerbaiting is the implication that you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community (when in reality you don’t) in order to increase profit and sales. In trying to understand why these people specifically are being put in … Continue reading My Evaluation of Queerbaiting
Be Your Authentic Self!
I spent a number of years being cripplingly shy. I think this is disappointing for others to not be able to develop a rapport with you deeper than surface level and it made me feel awkward and embarrassed. (Out-of-focus person covering face with hands.) I used to get on and do extracurricular clubs but I … Continue reading Be Your Authentic Self!
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club
A Book Review (No Spoilers) It’s 200 years post-Cinderella and Prince Charming. Teenage girls are now expected to attend an annual Royal ball where men will choose their wife based on the girl’s finery. If you are not chosen, then you ‘disappear’. The story follows Black teenage girl Sophia, who would rather marry her best … Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club
Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations
A Pair of Book Reviews It’s Not About the Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan A Book Review My number one takeaway from this book was, ‘I have no right to enforce my opinion, based on speculation, onto a group of people who I don’t identify as’. In a world full of misrepresentation and mis- or … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations