It’s been almost two years since I cut all my hair off; and to this day, I do not regret my decision.
cw: trauma And then I wake up...
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."