Say so long to ‘straight-passing’

CW: bullying, homophobia, homophobic slurs/tropes, violence Straight passing. I’m conflicted. After reading a post by bisexual.org the other week, I’ve been chewing this over again. It isn’t the first time, won’t be the last time. It certainly isn’t a fun thing to have to contemplate, but ultimately, I’m not on board with it. I remember … Continue reading Say so long to ‘straight-passing’

Tell me about your queerness

CW: gender questioning, bullying I’m super insecure, about most things. Don’t be fooled by this faux-extroverted shell – I’m a bottler, a repressor, a true charlatan. This weekend I found myself in a particularly fragile state – somewhat mentally, mostly physically – and, after mistakenly assuming someone had questioned my sexuality/identity, I was asked what … Continue reading Tell me about your queerness

#sorrynotsorry

CW: Rape, Sexual Assault, abuse and consent TW: Rape, discussions of sexual assault, interviews and commentary of violence against women, gaslighting Whilst having a conversation last night with an enlightened soul, I had something articulated to me that I had been mulling over for a couple weeks. Why were all the apologies coming from misogynists, … Continue reading #sorrynotsorry

The good, the bad and the ugly (of teaching)

CW: classism, sexism, toxic masculinity, homophobia/biphobia/transphobia mention, mental health TW: addiction, self-medicating, narcotics, alcoholism I thought I'd follow on from the theme of my last post. For a while I’ve wanted to talk about my experiences as an individual, rather than a professional, whilst undertaking the PGCE. However, the last post didn’t seem quite like … Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly (of teaching)