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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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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 3: Beyond Beauty – to Reject or to Reclaim?

Hey everyone! I’ve been playing around with html and mostly, overall, failing. However, I did figure out page jumps to make the blog post just ever so slightly more readable. Only a bit though. Because if I had to suffer … Continue reading

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The Problem With Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, Part 2: Rethinking Beauty

In my previous post, I discussed how there are some real problems in Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign. Some of these issues include problems related to retouching photos and, in their most recent installment, a lack of diversity along lines of … Continue reading

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