Category Archives: allyship

Unpacking Privilege: Some Things I’ve Learned as a Trans Man

You’ve probably heard the term ‘privilege’ used to describe an advantage some people have over others.  I actually prefer the word ‘advantage’ because I think it accurately describes the impact of privilege, which is generally what we are looking at … Continue reading

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Wringing Out the Sponge

I told Red I felt like a sponge that has absorbed too much and can’t hold anything more.  I used this analogy to describe my feeling of being incapable of taking on anything more. feeling generally raw  some days I … Continue reading

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Cracking Open

From my post to social media: June 17, 2016 Sometimes I think I’ll just crack wide open from the weight of it all. All of it. The well of pain and grief that swallowed me whole this weekend. It’s heavy … Continue reading

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My Kind of Feminism

The Oregon Girl asked this question: Feminism, what does it mean to you? Do you consider yourself a feminist? If not, why not? … this was my response: Feminism to me is a philosophy and life approach that sees all people … Continue reading

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Get Over It? No, We Should Never Get Over Racism, Hate and Complacency

Once upon a time, in Portlandia, a community discovered that nestled within its heart was a festering boil of racism and complacency.  Some screamed “Boycott!!” and “Traitor!” and others yelled just as loudly about “Freedom of speech” and told the … Continue reading

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