• Practical Spiritual Practices: The December Purge

    Spirituality is a complicated beast, often especially so for queer people who don’t feel accepted in the religions into which they were born. As a queer woman brought up by a lapsed cradle Catholic and a vaguely atheist agnostic in a household without religion, my own spirituality has been...
  • Go With the Flow: Family Matters

    One of the scariest things that a person can do is come out to their family. You might as why that is, but the answer is always that no matter whether you get along with your family or not, they are still the closest people to you. Most of...
  • Barriers to Mental Health Resources

    This summer I have been working on my research for a paper on refugee health which of course encompasses mental health. At the same time I have been working at an organization that works to make life accessible for people with vision loss. I realized with Ramadan coming up...
  • How Underwear Is Being Used To Subvert Rape Culture

    By Arika Wade TW: rape I remember being on twitter when Pink, the Victoria’s Secret line primarily aimed at college aged women, released “consent panties” to the world. I, like many other people in my twitter timeline, got really excited at the prospect and clicked on PinkLovesConsent.com, fully expecting...
  • I’ll Cover You: A Reflection in Honor of My Friend and World AIDS Day

    By Brina I realize I’m a little late with this, as  World AIDS Day was last Sunday December 1st, but I wanted to take this post to honor those who have been lost to AIDS related illnesses and those who continue to fight for their lives every day. For...
  • A Double Take on the Sexual Double Standard

    By Scout Moriel TW: Rape, racism You and I hear a lot about the sexual double standard. If a man has a lot of sex, he’s some sort of badass. If a woman has a lot of sex, she’s “fallen,” or a “ho”, or “slut”, or the like. The...
  • Advent 1: Where is the Hope?

    By Angie Nicole O Come, O Come Wisdom from on high and order all things far and nigh; To us the path of knowledge show, and help us in the way to go. (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)   Sunday was the first day of Advent. It was also...
  • OCAD Are Proud to Take Part in HIV Equal Campaign

    Fly-Life Inc. OCAD are proud to be part of Jack Mackenroth and Thomas Evans’ HIV Equal campaign! ABOUT HIV EQUAL HIV Equal is a national multimedia campaign that aims to end HIV stigma and promote HIV testing by creating a social art movement. The concept of HIV Equal was...
  • The Postcard

    By Sierra Angel The postcard looked rather out of place amidst my usual stack of bills and junk mail. I reached into the back of the box to fish it out, wondering what it could possibly be. On the front was a beautiful picture of Yellowstone Upper Falls, a...