Queer Living

In this section, I’ll explore queer identity and politics, as well as spotlighting my favorite queer creatives!

Given the political climate, I wanted to celebrate the Jewish creators that I know and follow.  Growing up Mormon, I knew exactly 0 Jewish people (even though Mormons are actually a body of people that form an unofficial fan club of Jews & Judaism - because they're the OG...
Soooooo, Utah is known for being a bit of a conservative state.  But if you're a bit of a weirdo like me, you're more interested in finding the weirdos and misfits – folks who aren't afraid to march to the beat of their own drummer. THEREFORE!  Here's a list of...
Wow, US politics is not having a cute moment rn.  Immigrant children are still being detained by the US government, there's (another) rapist on the Supreme Court and Thanksgiving is coming up – complete with your Uncle Kevin arguing "Trump isn't that bad." And while it is tempting to figure...
Plus Size Looks for LGBT Pride
    PRIDE MONTH IS ALMOST HEREEEEEEEE!!   In the past, I've usually attended, minimum, 3 pride weekends around the USA.  This year, I'm staying closer to home to work on my fashion collection, but I have so MANY THOUGHTS AND TIPS ON PUTTING TOGETHER OUTFITS FOR PRIDE. On Theme or No? The first thing you'll...
Acamp Logo
So, I wrote the first draft of this piece on my way back from A-Camp. I was thinking about the current state of indie media, and specifically AfterEllen shutting down, and Riese Barnard’s piece on Nylon what it’s like to run a media website for queer women. FAST FORWARD a few months,...
Plus Size boudoir Photoshoot
OKAY SO. Let’s talk boudoir & personal politics. A few months ago, an internet friend and now IRL friend, Suma Jane Dark, started posting about doing “Quick and Dirty Boudoir” photoshoots across the West Coast, as a way to launch her body positive and fat-positive boudoir studio. (NOTE: I use the word...
Y’all, I didn’t go to Pride this year. And I didn’t go the year before. I don’t think I went in 2014, either? I think my last Pride was in 2013. Awk. Which, if you know me, is pretty weird. I love going to drag shows (dollar bills prepped), make an effort to buy...
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