JK Rowling And The Disparities in Potterdom

I came into Harry Potter in about 2010 or so, late to the party as usual. It was still a book series that had a huge impact on me. JK Rowling created an environment where I felt accepted, not just because I was LGBTQ but also because I am pagan. I was resistant to the [...]

LGBTQ Equality In The Workplace

I see in forums that I belong to, where community members are asking if anyone knows of companies that are LGBTQ friendly and if they are hiring. I have often wondered if that's the only way we should look at job opportunities. Yes, LGBTQ friendly workplaces definitely give an advantage to a queer person but [...]

Why Sex Ed Needs To Include LGBTQ Issues

Would it shock you to find out that only four states have laws that require sex ed classes to be inclusive of LGBTQ issues and 12 states require that sexual orientation be a topic in sexual education classes? Not when the statistics show that 39 states and the District of Columbia require sex education and/or [...]

I Remember When…

Its June 2020, Pride month. The world is in a state of massive upheaval and we are seeing prejudice rear its ugly head in a means that rivals to the days of the early Civil Rights Movement. I don’t mean for this post to take away from the state of affairs we are currently watching [...]

How Do We Get Back To Normal After Covid-19

We have seen a lot of changes over the last couple of months. We have watched the coronavirus, effectively, shut down most of the world and bring the country's economies to a screeching halt. Getting back to normal seems like something that may be in a galaxy far, far away. Slowly, we are watching our [...]

Why are you asking?

I’m a bit of a YouTube addict.  Recently, I saw a coming-out video from a popular vlogger that rubbed me the wrong way.  The vlogger criticized his viewers who had asked about his orientation.  According to him, asking “are you gay” constituted a personal attack.  He said that his orientation was nobody’s business, but then [...]

The Shuttered City

It is no secret that I really do like this city. I also love being able to photograph it any chance I can get, especially downtown doing street style photography. I recently picked up the Canon M50 because I have not had a new camera in about 12 years and thinking about adding vlogging to [...]

Coping With Pandemic Stress

These last few weeks have been a lot to process. Our minds and nerves seem to be raw with all of the emotions we are facing on a daily basis and leaves us wondering, how do we cope. Knowing that others are feeling similar should be a comfort, but it can be hard to share [...]

Mental Health and Coronavirus

Here in Ohio, we are in week three of our stay at home order. I have mentioned that my job falls under the category of essential business for the state of Ohio, so I do get out five times a week for work. Other than work, staying with my boyfriend, and the one grocery trip [...]

Stuck at Home

We definitely are in strange times. Just two months ago, most of us never would have thought we would be on lock down with grocery stores and pharmacies ransacked and essentials hard to come by. Most of us never saw times like this, it is reminiscent of the Great Depression and Spanish Flu outbreaks. People [...]