Gender, Sex, Culture, Folklore, and the Body



Bodylore and Healthcare

Bodylore is becoming a hot topic when looking at today’s society. For those who do not know, bodylore is simply the way that one displays their body making up their physical identity; the word was introduced by Katherine Young. Personally,… Continue Reading →

Bodylore and Sociology and Women’s Studies

Understanding Bodies: Learning Through Bodies Coined in 1989, “bodylore” explores body beyond its anatomy and within cultures, through costumes, movements, in discourses, as identities and as representations. Our bodies are our strengths, our limitations. It is defining our cultures, exhibiting… Continue Reading →

Reader Response – Parenting Thoughts

After reading our letters to our bodies, one of our readers (hi, Rebecca!) wrote asking: “I would be interested in knowing how you would, after all this reflection, recommend a parent to help their child feel like they are “enough.”… Continue Reading →

Letters to Ourselves

This week, after talking about body image and the roots of body dissatisfaction, we thought about what we wished we could tell our childhood selves. We could choose any age to write to, but you’ll notice many of us chose… Continue Reading →

Kicking off the Spring Semester!

As our Gender, Fashion, and the Body class kicked off the semester, instead of sharing a “fun fact” about ourselves (insert eye roll here), we shared a recommendation. As you’ll see, these are wide ranging, just like we are as… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Musical Composition, Society, LGBTQ Families, and Adoption

While working on my last article, a reflection on the Katie Hill ordeal that was all over the news as October transitioned into November, I ran across this news headline: “Pence praises rule that would let adoption agencies exclude gay parents.” It… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Painting, The Anonymous Woman

Throughout the course I had the pleasure of expanding my understanding of concepts pretraining to sex, sex stigmas, sex culture, and many other topics related to the body. In each class discussion I felt comfortable enough to listen and voice… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Sexual Surrogacy

My final presentation was delivered on 11-21-19 in class, where I instructed for the entire class period. It included a class lecture, class discussion, and content specifically centered around Commercial Sex and Stombler’s Ch 10 within the text book, in addition to… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Sex Conversation with my Mom!

When some of my classmates stated that they were not comfortable sharing their “sex lives” with their parents, it really inspired me to make a video with my mom of us talking about anything that is related to sex.  I am… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Anorgasmia Awareness

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