Gender, Sex, Culture, Folklore, and the Body


Representation within the LGBTQ Community

Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand… Continue Reading →

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner-Trixie Mattel’s Performance of Identity

Figure 1. Trixie Mattel accepting the winning title of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on Vh1 (2018). On March 15, 2018, the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 aired on Vh1, announcing Trixie Mattel as the winner and… Continue Reading →

RuPaul’s Aesthetics

  “I’m a marketing genius! I marketed…subversive drag to one-hundred million muthaf—as in the world!”—RuPaul Andre Charles.[1] RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen entertainer, Emmy award-winning game show host, and an acclaimed actor and singer who has been… Continue Reading →

The Body and Human Services

  In the Human Services field our primary method of work would be advocating for others. Whether it’s through connecting clients with resources or talking to someone on the client’s behalf, a good chunk of the work involves communicating. With… Continue Reading →

Sexual Beings of Hampton Roads

Do you love the style of Humans of New York? Check out this awesome project on sexuality and how it is experienced by individuals in the Hampton Roads area! Mikalah worked on this as a final project for a course… Continue Reading →

Can You Find The Perfect Body?

In Chapter 6 of Sarah Grogan’s text, Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, the author attempts to, as the end of the chapter summarizes, “review data from a variety of sources looking at the mediating effects… Continue Reading →

Lessons About Your Body in Your Lifetime

The relationship with my body, over twenty-seven years living in it, has consisted of fluid periods between affinity and alienation. There are certain stereotypes and colloquialisms I’ve overheard in my life and have been habituated to by media/societal tropes, which… Continue Reading →

America: Where Fame Is Currency

Accusation against elite and powerful men are stacking up in Hollywood. Uniquely in the public history of American sexual-assault claims, the accusers are winning public support over the accused, and seeing actual consequences. But to what importance is the downfall… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Railroad

  The Rainbow Railroad is a Canadian based charitable organization that helps LGBTQ identifying refugees’ escape to safer countries through facilitating information, networks, and contacts to LGBTQ identifying individuals in countries where they will face imminent persecution. They work with… Continue Reading →

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