Imagine having to remind people every October that your culture is not a costume and that your traditions are sacred and not to be taken lightly. Sadly, this is the reality for myself and many other minority populations. Many people think it’s harmless to dress up as another person’s culture but fail to realize the… Continue reading Dear Pocahotties, STOP!
It’s an early spring evening and I’m sitting on a bar stool while my husband is cutting my hair. My palms are sweaty: so are my armpits, my back, and ankles. I sweat when I’m nervous. I had been preparing for this conversation for weeks. “How should I tell him?” “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!” “Guess… Continue reading “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!”
It’s easy to take for granted the modern omnipresence of pornography. If you’re like me, you grew up with the Internet and never knew the difference. For a long time, porn was the only type of sexual content one could view on video. Most of us think of porn as being synonymous with “on-screen sex."… Continue reading How Watching Real World Sex Shapes Me
This year the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) celebrated their 39th annual conference. This conference is held every year on a different college campus within North Carolina for Native high school students from across the state. About 10 years ago I had the privilege to attend NCNAYO for the first time and last… Continue reading Educating Future Native Leaders