Blackness; gender; sexuality (including polyamory & BDSM); bi+ (plus) and non-binary identities; disability; classism; colorism, Health at Every Size, fat acceptance, and more.
We Need to Challenge Fat Antagonism in Black Activist Spaces
I write for Black Youth Project again, outlining the reasons why it’s important that what liberation looks like for ALL Black people is at the forefront of Black activists' mind - specifically, the ways in which fat/larger bodied Black folks are affected by fat oppression and how we often get left behind in a society that hates fat people.
What do we need for a new freedom?: A proudly fat, disabled, bisexual enby’s vision for #Juneteenth
What, exactly, does true liberation for Black folk look like? What would it mean for us to truly be free? How would we get there? I detail just a few of my thoughts in my mini-manifesto, which I hope to develop into a complete, more nuanced book soon.
"The Wrong Kind of Bisexual" essay featured in Summer 2018 Edition of Bi Women Quarterly
For the Summer 2018 edition of Boston-based Bi Women Quarterly, my essay "The Wrong Kind of Bisexual" is featured on the first page (and continues on page 18). I write about dating, sex, desirability politics, and how they converge to erase the existence and dire needs of the most marginalized within the bi+ (plus) community.
Revisiting #DisabilityTooWhite One Year Later (Hint: There’s Still A Problem)
I got to interview disability rights advocate Vilissa Thompson about the one year anniversary of her hashtag Disability Too White ( #DisabilityTooWhite ). There are so many nuggets in this interview and it was a pleasure working with another Black woman disability activist.
No One Left Behind: Including The ‘Plus’ In Bi+, Part 1
This is the first part in a two-part series about intentionally including bi+ (plus) labels other than “bi” in bi+ (plus) activism. The first part breaks down the center of the issue: cisgender privilege, inclusion of transgender people in our movement, and non-binary erasure.
Bi+ (plus) Issues Matter in the Time of Trump: A #BiWeek Reflection
In this essay for GLAAD, one of the premier U.S.-based LGBTQ+ (plus) organizations, I write about the importance of including bi+ (plus) issues in our movements in this trying political moment.
The Kim Burrells Will Never Care: Why We As LGBTQ2IA+ Black People Should Let the Black Church Go
From personal experience, I outline the importance of divesting from harmful, oppressive institutions.
How Bisexual Women Can Take Charge of Their Sexual Health in a Bi+ Antagonistic Society
During Bi+ (plus) Health Awareness Month, I gave the bi+ (plus) community on accessible, affordable tips that they can use to be empowered in their own healthcare.
20 Years of Buffy: Feminist Empowerment Through Tapping into Ancestral Forces
For the 20th anniversary of the debut of the iconic TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I wrote for Bitch Magazine about the enormous influence that Buffy has had on my life, both as an advocate for gender equity and liberation and as a storyteller and writer.
Meat on Dem Bones: Fat Antagonism and Diet Culture in Black Beauty Politics
In this article, a profound combination of facts, sociopolitical analysis, and personal narrative, I interrogate specific ways in which the harmful effects of fat hate appear in Black American culture.
The Importance Of Data In Sexual Assault Cases
A straight reported piece about a panel that took place in October 2016, featuring experts in various fields who discussed the ways that various kinds of data can help in the fight against sexual assault and rape culture.
3 Ways My Learning Disability Affects My Life
I'm up at Everyday Feminism again writing about my personal experiences with learning disability.
Making Art In The Time of Capitalism
PIggybacking off of my article for Ravishly ("I'm Not Giving Up"), I talk about my dream of screenwriting from a financial perspective and the plight of the "struggling artist."
I'm Not Giving Up On My Dreams, And Neither Should You
I talk about my dream of being a screenwriter and how I've decided to use my frustrations with the struggle of being an artist to fuel a new chapter in my artistic life.
A One Woman Show: Sheela Lambert on the 5th Annual Bisexual Book Awards
I profile bi activist Sheela Lambert (pictured) about her life, her activism, and the 5th Annual Bi Book Awards.