LGBTQIA+
Questioning

Questioning

  Preface: After 18 years of life, I’m finally in a place where I’m open enough with myself explore gender and what it means to me. It’s very liberating and exciting but also weird, uncomfortable and foreign.
The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The Dangers of Gendered Clothing

The first time I have ever ventured into the men’s department of a store with the intent to buy something for myself was about a year ago. It was a simple band t-shirt, one of my favorites that I own to date. They made the same one for girls, but none of them were available...
Taking On Pride

Taking On Pride

October and September were big months for me. There were meetings in gelato shops and cafes until 8pm. Going to school on the weekend. Editing posters until 11:30 pm. Endless emails and to do lists. But it all paid off. Myself and some friends produced the first ever LGBT+ Pride week at our all girls...
Safe Space? Never met ‘em.

Safe Space? Never met ‘em.

Cw: depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, ableism, racism, transphobia, homophobia
The Endless Sunday Afternoon: Thoughts on Queer Temporality

The Endless Sunday Afternoon: Thoughts on Queer Temporality

Away from the incessant tickboxes of patriarchal-heteronormativity, away from the snide looks at weddings and whispers of ‘biological clock,’ queer time is slow and lazy, it is an endless Sunday afternoon.
Gay is okay. Isn't it?

Gay is okay. Isn’t it?

  So, I’m just a little bit pissed off. I’d say that I’m furious or disgusted and to an extent of course I am, but alas I am not surprised or shocked. By now quite a lot of us have seen the headlines “Mississippi Passes Bill That Legalises LGBTQI Discrimination.”  Well. Isn’t that a great...
Illusions

Illusions

My entire life is an illusion. It has always been an illusion. I’ve never been quite right, I’ve never been honest with a single other person. I know I’m young (I’m only 18) but I honestly cannot even begin to imagine a future in which I’ll be out and happy. The future seems so abstract...
On the Invasive Nature of Heternormativity

On the Invasive Nature of Heternormativity

  When I was nine, I used to read a lot of Harry Potter fanfiction. Which, okay, doesn’t sound like the best use of my time, but what else was there to do? Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince had just come out three days after my ninth birthday, and I read it in...
Fabulously Fiendish: Disney Villains and Queer-Coding

Fabulously Fiendish: Disney Villains and Queer-Coding

  Most of what I know I learned from Disney films. A dream is a wish your heart makes, we are part of the circle of life, everybody wants to be a cat. In the first formative years of life, Disney plays an integral part in shaping children, the way they think and feel about...
Appearing A-Gender

Appearing A-Gender

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez. White, skinny, shorthaired, flat-chested: words that commonly come to mind when thinking of non-binary people. It seems to me that people who adhere to these traits have become the face of non-binary people as a whole. And while they are indeed a beautiful face to have, they don’t even begin to...
"It Gets Better"

“It Gets Better”

  “I firmly believe that you see being bisexual as a cool thing to try. You’re experimenting.” “If you hadn’t have gone to that high school you wouldn’t like girls.” “You are going to hell.”