Ismatu Gwendolyn: Educator, Activist, and Empathetic Lovely

In lieu of an essay to share with you all this week, I thought to share resources through to someone who’s been my guiding compass these past few months.  I’ve been following Ismatu (all pronouns, with respect) for the greater part of two years on Tiktok, but only recently with the events of October 7th … Read more

A Lesson on Media Literacy: RuPaul’s Drag Race & the Neverending Constipation of Cultural Appropriation

RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) encourages a kind of “show and tell” for stereotypes, but never matures into a learning moment—transforming those assumptions into understanding. Whether or not you have ever watched an episode of RPDR, the popularity of RuPaul Charles is undeniable as a household name and one of the most famous drag queens of … Read more