7 Talks on the Trans Experience

Hailey Reissman has gathered seven different TED/TEDx talks to highlight the difference in every Trans person’s individual, lived experience. “Alice Miller was born in a body that didn’t feel likeContinue reading “7 Talks on the Trans Experience”

Talking Trans

Writing in the context of how mass media failed to show basic respect for trans lives, Thu-Huong Ha gives a brief guide on appropriate ways for people to discuss theseContinue reading “Talking Trans”

Affirming Others

It takes a lot to go onstage. Standing under bright lights while a group of people sit and stare at you is, to put it mildly, an incredibly vulnerable position, andContinue reading “Affirming Others”

Death and Compassion

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Personality and Social Psychology Review looks at the ways our ideas around death impact our relationships. “Authors of a new study reviewed earlier research that hadContinue reading “Death and Compassion”

Compassion in the Workplace

Dr. Emma Seppälä gives us some excellent insight into how we can respond to others’ mistakes in the workplace. “First, compassion and curiosity increase employee loyalty and trust. Research has shown thatContinue reading “Compassion in the Workplace”

No Cookies for the Bare Minimum!

For allies, gratitude can sometimes highlight privilege in uncomfortable ways. The Frisky Fairy offers some insight into their own process of receiving gratitude, and reminds us that “acceptable behavior” shouldn’tContinue reading “No Cookies for the Bare Minimum!”

We’re sorry. Netflix is not for you.

The internet, social media, and other developments in technology have become excellent tools for social justice advocates to access and disseminate information, but they can just as often serve as sourcesContinue reading “We’re sorry. Netflix is not for you.”

“Calling In” rather than “calling out”

When you are aware of oppression, and especially when you are actively seeking to fight against it, it is hard not to have passionate, knee-jerk reactions when you see peopleContinue reading ““Calling In” rather than “calling out””

11 Ways to be a Trans* Ally

In the past year, a number of transgender people have been gained increased visibility in mainstream media. With their stories capturing the attention of a continually growing audience, it has become evident that well-intentionedContinue reading “11 Ways to be a Trans* Ally”

Being a “Nice Guy” doesn’t make you a feminist ally.

“Passivity is still Complicity.” In this article, Erin Tatum breaks down the complex forces at work regarding men and their relationship with feminism. While an increasing number of men may acknowledgeContinue reading “Being a “Nice Guy” doesn’t make you a feminist ally.”