Understanding Whiteness

Examining Whiteness (A Personal Reflection) by Indigo DaCosta Introduction While my title is “Understanding Whiteness,” I want to make it clear that I want to talk about the need for white people to understand whiteness. From what I read, POCs generally already do; and in any case, I would argue that it’s not their job…

Re: Open Letter to the Puget Sound Community

This Tuesday (Dec. 6th), an email was sent to the campus community containing an open letter signed by some members of faculty. The letter addressed the anonymous flyers that were put up around campus and promptly removed few weeks ago. This post was written in response to that letter.

The Price of Periods

It costs about 5 bucks for a box of tampons. While it may not seem like much, that really adds up.

Art Review: Hope Gangloff and Being Human

Art is largely regarded as subjective in nature. Through its subjectivity, it has been forged into a tool, utilized in the representation of our universe’s multiple realities. It exemplifies the variation of personal experience…art has the capacity to not only transcend emotions responsive to social conditions, but also the individual opinions of artists and the smaller communities they represent.

Make UPS Safe Again

cw: Sexist Language

Phi Delta Theta has produced a new series of apparel for its members. One t-shirt design in particular includes the phrase, “Make UPS Great Again”, a reference to the Donald Trump presidential campaign slogan. Upon hearing of this t-shirt design I was initially stunned and confused.

Response to a Campus Conversation on Brock Turner

TW: Sexual violence, rape

The forum held on Brock Turner was one of the most upsetting and out of touch conversations about sexual assault that I have attended in my time at the University of Puget Sound.

This is About You

I have come to notice how invisible trans women are in our on-campus LGBT+ community. These spaces are assumed to be for trans women. Members claim to be proponents of trans women issues, and I’d like to believe them. However, I do not see tangible evidence of this.

I’m Not Google

“Our campus claims to be accepting of diverse identities, but even here, I have had to explain myself in countless situations. I don’t mean that I chose to; I mean that I had to. It’s not that the people to whom I had to explain myself weren’t well-meaning, it’s more that ‘well-meaning’ isn’t enough.”

Book Review: Carry On

Carry On is a love story, a ghost story, a family story, and a story of history. All together to be one pretty damn fantastic novel.
And if you’re looking for an intro to queer YA fiction, you’ve found it.