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What My No Really Means

I find it interesting that while for most human interactions we leave room for growth, change, human misunderstandings, imperfection and fallibility, when it comes to sex, it is either completely “enthusiastic with ongoing consent” or rape. The flattening of a … Continue reading

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Navigating White Male Gaze: Reclaiming “Femme” in a Brown Woman’s Body

Check out my piece on Nuance! Excerpt: “A few weeks ago, someone I was casually seeing asked me for a threesome. Let’s call him Ken. Ken was very kind in his request, shy about it in a way, and made … Continue reading

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Bi Erasure, Straight-Passing, and Str8ness – Part 1

***If sharing this article, or the concept Str8ness/being Str8 as described here, please cite and credit Kshyama (that’d be me, the author), and link the blog where you found it (that’d be this one)*** I’ve seen this argument go around … Continue reading

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8 Reasons you should never report someone on Facebook for using a false name

(If you’ve lost access to your account due to being reported for a “fake” name, please see How to not lose, or regain, your account with a “false” name on Facebook) Recently, my account was deactivated because, I was told, there … Continue reading

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कर्म

“People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools. They fall into endless space.[…] They can’t tell good from evil. […]To attain enlightenment without seeing your nature is impossible. Still others … Continue reading

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Dear Dudes

Dear Dudes: If you ever feel enraged with yourself because you feel guilty and then you project that rage onto the person to whom you should be saying sorry, please have this newsflash: You are not an adult. You are … Continue reading

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Heat

You have summer’s stifling heat, carry it in your skin, and in your eyes, memory and vision of what 40 degrees of scorching heat can blister through: your mouth is a memory of green chilies and sometimes red eaten raw – vocal cords … Continue reading

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Witch

A lady always cuts with kindness.

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Womandroid

Part 1 I wonder through the plasticity of my skin, And the little cuts I’ve made to hide My weapons of some minor destruction – A smile here, to accentuate the frigidity in my eyes, Bisous to remember all the … Continue reading

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Encountering Arrogance in a Coffee Shop, or: The Old White Dude at Starbucks Who Knew More About my Research than I did (Not)

I was at a Starbucks, working on my research and studying for an exam in the fall, when I noticed an acquaintance of mine from McGill University. Since we’re both no longer in Montreal, the chance meeting was something of … Continue reading

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