Gender Binary Code of Honor

It’s been almost two years since I cut all my hair off; and to this day, I do not regret my decision.

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.

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.

Tireless: Reflections on the Place of Gender Studies at the University of Puget Sound

by: Ryan Coleman I did not find a home here at Puget Sound, I found a home in the Gender Studies program. I came to this University fresh off the most difficult summer of my life. I started coming out as gay to friends and family without really understanding myself or my sexuality in a [...]

Oooh Gurl, You Got Ignorance!: A Critique of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Guest post by Sam Mandry, University of Puget Sound, 2014 My name is Sam, and I am Co-President of UPS Queer Alliance. This Friday, April 18th, Queer Alliance (Q&A) will host its 12th Annual Drag Show in the Fieldhouse (for more information visit the Facebook event). As Q&A’s largest event of the year, the proceeds [...]

A Word From Our Faculty Advisor

Guest blog by Alison Tracy Hale, Faculty Advisor to Wetlands Magazine, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, at The University of Puget Sound Down the road from Tacoma is an exquisite place, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t made it there yet, or experienced its glorious combination of marsh and sky, I highly recommend [...]