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Staying seen: being bi in relationships with straight people

Staying seen: being bi in relationships with straight people
Chris Chris 5 days ago
When you identify as queer but enter into relationships with heterosexual people, or those with of a different gender to your own, it can feel odd to consolidate these two parts of your identity. You’re not straight, but society can perceive you that wa...
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How to celebrate pride from home (even if you can't be out)

How to celebrate pride from home (even if you can't be out)
Isha Isha 21 June, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has, rightly, led to the cancellation of most big celebrations this summer. Pride marches and gatherings are among the events that have been put on hold. For those of us who still want to mark Pride month, this poses some challeng...
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What i didn’t know about having a queer daughter

What i didn’t know about having a queer daughter
Isha Isha 21 June, 2020
I’m a cisgenderheterosexual person married to another cisgender and heterosexual person. I have two daughters: one is queer and one is het. My older daughter came out when she was in middle school. This essay is not about her, though. It’s about me: a...
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Hookup culture and the impact of covid-19: an interview with lisa wade, phd

Hookup culture and the impact of covid-19: an interview with lisa wade, phd
Isha Isha 7 June, 2020
College and university campuses have long been associated with casual sex, be it in the imagination of people or in what media like American Pie 2 (2001) and National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) have shown us, not to mention what we see in pornography...
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Seven things to do if you’re alone during covid-19

Seven things to do if you’re alone during covid-19
Angelo Angelo 31 May, 2020
Being single or otherwise on your own during the pandemic can for sure be challenging, but it doesn't have to be awful or without benefit to you. There are probably lots of things you can do right now to help yourself cope and make the most of this time...
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This isn’t going to be your forever

This isn’t going to be your forever
Isha Isha 30 May, 2020
Tips for Queer Youth Stuck at Home With Trans- and Homophobic Parents The global COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge amount of pressure on a huge number of people. In many households, the strains of closed schools, lost jobs, health issues, and close quar...
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Parenting in a pandemic: strategies and support for young mamas

Parenting in a pandemic: strategies and support for young mamas
Isha Isha 30 May, 2020
Before I dive in, I want you to repeat the following three statements: I am more than enough. I am doing a great job. I am allowed to ask for help. Terrific. I am going to ask you to repeat those statements again later on. Probably more than once....
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Deep cover: tips for managing anxiety or privacy worries when masturbating at home

Deep cover: tips for managing anxiety or privacy worries when masturbating at home
Chris Chris 11 May, 2020
It’s late April. I am going into my second month of quarantine. At the start of the pandemic, I decided to come home to my family to spend the long isolation together. Though it feels better than being alone, there are certain “needs” that become diffi...
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Body talk: listening to and learning from your chronic pain

Body talk: listening to and learning from your chronic pain
Angelo Angelo 4 May, 2020
My chronic illness has always been a moving target. Since my late teens, I’ve had an autoimmune disease that causes intense pain and stiffness in my spine and joints. It may last for minutes, for hours, or for days. While I can predict that some activit...
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How to actually date yourself

How to actually date yourself
Jennifer Jennifer 18 April, 2020
Being single can be frustrating. Our society typically tells us that being single is an absence of something — romantic love, a partner, the ability to be desired, etc. We are taught that we need to work harder and change ourselves to fix being single a...
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A matter of foreign policy and human rights: how the global gag rule invades kenyan women, bodies and families

A matter of foreign policy and human rights: how the global gag rule invades kenyan women, bodies and families
Jennifer Jennifer 2 April, 2020
An interview with reproductive rights specialist nurse Melvine Ouyo Although one of the leading countries in the central and eastern regions of the African continent when economically, severe poverty holds back 7.97 million of Kenya’s populace living b...
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They move, they talk, they answer your questions: they're...scarleteen on instagram!

They move, they talk, they answer your questions: they're...scarleteen on instagram!
Chris Chris 30 March, 2020
Scarleteen will soon be doing video questions and answers on our Instagram! As so many of us are social distancing, self-isolating or in quarantine, a lot of people are missing out on in-person sex education. Most of what we do is usually online, but w...
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Self-care and social distance

Self-care and social distance
Chris Chris 29 March, 2020
I’m neither a medical doctor nor a mental health professional, but I am a human with more than average experience surviving while socially isolated and/ or homebound. As such, I wanted to share some tips for thinking through how you might best care for ...
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The unholy din of first dates for someone with autism (and how to avoid it)

The unholy din of first dates for someone with autism (and how to avoid it)
Chris Chris 26 February, 2020
Close your eyes for a moment. Visualize the first location you think of when you hear the phrase “place for a date.” Not the perfect romantic hotspot, mind you, just an average place for two people to meet. Chances are, you and anyone else reading this ...
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