Word Current: Genderqueer

 Genderqueer: Of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. The top definition of genderqueer on urbandictionary.com states, “Genderqueer is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed “norms” associated with his/her biological sex.…

Hairy, Angry Feminist: Why I Put Down My Razor

As of October last year, I stopped shaving my armpits. Of course, I’d heard of other feminists doing it, and thought it was pretty damn awesome. Yet, I never mustered up the strength to throw out my disposable razors and go “au naturale.” Oddly enough, I hadn’t shaved my legs consistently for about a year…

A Currency of Their Own

In my wallet, there are only imprinted legacies of dead white men. Every coin I’ve ever exchanged or found has reminded me that I’ve never possessed a relic of spare change embodying a woman. What would it look like if females were predominately featured on American currency? Women are akin to precious metals, which was my…

Stop Pretending

 by Esperanza M Stop pretending girls are ethereal beings instead of humans. Stop feeling grossed out by nature. Stop with your ridiculous expectations. We have body hair, stretch marks, scars and birth marks. We have biological functions and needs, Blood pours out of ourselves once a month for days. We are humans. We are living beings.…

Leak

  I wanted to create something that reflects upon my own sexual activity and personal choices. Such a personal subject can often become tangled in society’s expectations and change what I felt. I wanted to create something which does not say ‘”this is wrong and that is right” but to explore my thoughts at a…