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Bodylore and Health Services and Administration

My Body is Changing and That is OKAY I work with the elderly, and I feel I have a tremendous role in helping them understand that, although their bodies are currently in state of change, that doesn’t mean they should… Continue Reading →

Bodylore and Nursing

In the world of nursing, it would seem obvious that the study of the body is incorporated into the practice. In a literal and physiological sense this is true, considering the academic focus on human anatomy in nursing school, but… Continue Reading →

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 →

Final Project: Anorgasmia Awareness

Hymen Checking? Unfortunately, Still a Thing in 2019

Rapper T.I. came under fire today for disclosing on an episode of the podcast, Ladies Like Us, that he takes his eldest daughter to the gynecologist every year to “check her hymen” to ensure it is still intact. T.I. went on… Continue Reading →

“Local health center reports ‘drastic’ increase in STD, HIV rates in Hampton Roads”

The LGBT Life Center in Hampton Roads noticed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.  Over the past six months there has been 254 cases, which is a 20% increase.  The LGBT Life Center is also seeing an increase in HIV with 31… Continue Reading →

The Obama’s National Portraits and Presidential Masculinity

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled the Obama’s portraits to much admiration and armchair amateur art criticism—of which I will now also participate. Queer Black artist Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore-based Maryland Institute College of Art alum Amy Sherald are… Continue Reading →

Femininity Ideals and Transgender Youth with Eating Disorders

  Transgender females have been largely cast out by society. Their resilience to this oppression faced on an everyday basis affects their mental health. This issue is contemporary to the current society’s climate, due to the mass media of Caucasian… Continue Reading →

Fat Shaming: The History and Consequences for us all

Fat shaming affects us all.  Where did the idea of ridiculing others based on weight start? To get to know the history of fat shaming one has to be aware of human’s internal need for hierarchical determinants of power.  In… Continue Reading →

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