Thanksgiving Memories…

What really made it for me was when I started putting together my own family of friends. Coming together for Thanksgiving and Christmas took on different meanings than some of the pain and struggles that came with gathering with relatives. There are two very vivid points in my history that were pivotal changes of my [...]

Top Ten Thanksgiving Foods

Gobble, gobble everyone, you guessed it, this week is Thanksgiving. Arguably this holiday is immersed in as much controversy as Columbus Day and for good reason. But as you can tell by the title, we aren’t discussing the societal impact of this holiday and how it glorifies the decimation of entire groups of indigenous people. [...]

Lakeview Cemetery in the Fall.

One of my all time favorite places in Cleveland is Lakeview Cemetery. The beauty of it is amazing, the statues are gorgeous, and its a great place for quiet reflection. Fall is my most favorite time to visit Lakeview. Sure, Spring has flowers blooming and trees gaining leaves, but the colors are much more amazing [...]

Truth About Body Image

If you have read my blog before, you know I try very hard to be body positive and sex positive. I believe that is how we, as humans, should interact with our world. To not be ashamed of the things that all people do or have. Every body is beautiful in it's own right. Every [...]

What Is The Definition of Beauty

When we think about the kind of men we're attracted to people like Chris Hemsworth, Idras Alba, or Henry Cavill come to mind. Rock hard abs, sculpted bodies with zero percent body fat, perfect teeth, and impeccable looks. From our youth, we're bombarded with what's considered beauty. Our minds are shaped by images in magazines, [...]

Mask of Masculinity

As children, we are set upon a path to adulthood. Boys are taught to become men and girls are taught to become women. We are told these are immutable characteristics, it is what is expected of us. This is the normal way of things. Men are taught to hide their emotions away from the world, [...]

The Temple of the Body

It is an old trope, gay men are repulsed by vaginas, and lesbians are fueled to rage at the thought of a penis. But is this actually the truth or some outdated mindset of a bygone era that promoted sexist ideals. How much of this hearkens to a past post about what is "normal." I [...]

The Fallacy of Normality

Adjectives are a common part of our daily lives. They surround us in literature, movies, and chats with friends. We see beautiful scenery, couples that share endearing love with one another, and delectable food. One could argue that adjectives are overused or thrown about carelessly. That people may even use them when there are better [...]

8 Movies With Bad LGBTQ Representation

As LGBTQ people, we have always had a hard time finding suitable role models. Mainstream media definitely does not give us great representation . When I was growing up, it was almost guaranteed that the characters I saw in tv shows and movies were the most stereotypical of ideals from straight writers and directors. Even [...]