Just a few months ago I re-published my article, “Creating Social Change One Person at a Time,” in which I talked about how the impact you have on individual people around you can, in itself, be a form of social activism. Denny Upkins is back to demonstrate exactly how this phenomenon can happen and the ripple effect it can create. CN: general discussion of racism and homophobia An author by the name of J.D. Stroube …Read More
Tag: sexual orientation
New Merch: LGBTQ Pride Dice Pattern
Happy Pride! A goal we made for ourselves for the summer was to get into pattern design and start uploading them to Spoonflower (another Print on Demand site that specializes in fabric & wallpaper). I asked a friend if there were any patterns she wished existed that she hadn’t seen before and she said, D&D Dice! I had a lot of fun drawing the dice and quickly realized this would be perfect design to adapt …Read More
New Merch: “Not Just a Phase” Bisexuality Pride
For a while now, I’ve been meaning to make some merch using different pride flag colors. It seemed fitting for the first design to be the bisexual pride flag colors, blue, purple, and pink, since I’m bisexual and the friend who requested this design is also bisexual. I made a version with the words “Not Just a Phase” to honor the specific scrutiny bisexual folks face about their sexuality, but I also made a version …Read More
Signed, the Daughter You May Someday Know
CN: graphic description of self-harm; discussion of suicide, teen homelessness, homophobia, religious opposition to homosexuality, familial rejection, and mental illness. Every openly LGBTQ+ person has a coming-out story. I grew up in an incredibly liberal town where bisexuality or any kind of sexual fluidity was common enough that I encountered very little resistance when I came out, which is why I haven’t written much about my own experience regarding sexual orientation on this blog. The …Read More
Who Is Marginalized?
There are a number of traits for which people are oppressed, and these traits fall into a number of categories. To be involved in social justice work, you must first understand who is marginalized. This article breaks that down.