There you have it folks!
Not only is Donald Trump a bigot, but now he is also a sexual assailant. (more…)
Posted in activism, behavior, bodies, body politics, culture, death, gender, loss of control, mental health, sex, sexual violence, society, Uncategorized, tagged acceptance, Body Violence, emotional health, mental health, physical health, Rape Culture, sexual assault on October 24, 2016| 4 Comments »
TRIGGER WARNING: MENTIONS OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Throughout my life, I’ve always had a core group of female friends. Of course, some friends have come and gone throughout the years, but my favorite memories with these women has always been nights during which we sit around and have intimate conversations. Last night was one of those nights.
WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG POST.
Earlier this week on CNN, a documentary illuminating the realities of sexual assault on college campuses was aired. ‘The Hunting Ground’ was a powerful, emotional, and much-needed story that needed to be shared with Americans all across the nation. This documentary was written by the same people who produced ‘The Invisible War’, an expose on women’s sexual assault in the military. (more…)
Posted in beauty standards, gender, tagged Dance, EDM, Electronic Dance Music, hooping, Hula hoop, PLUR, Rape Culture, Rave, rave girl, rave girls, raving, Respect, sexual assault on October 10, 2013| 3 Comments »
If you’ve ever heard me talk about my musical interests, you’ll know that I’m a massive basshead. I love everything about the Electronic Dance Music community, from the art of making heartfelt kandi bracelets and the secret handshake used to trade them, to the PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect) motto, the flow arts (hula hoop dancing, poi, and flow wand) performances during a show, the ability to walk up to anyone and potentially make a new best friend, to the infectious energy radiating from the crowd. Being introduced to the EDM scene allowed me to express myself with reckless abandon, whether it be through dance, hooping, kandi-making, or interesting costume-like getups. But there’s one thing I don’t love about this community- the amount of slut shaming in response to girls wearing rave outfits that attempt to be both cute and comfortable.
TW: Sexual assault, death mention, slut shaming, drug mention, rape culture