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The problem with Ilvermorny (as world building)

You easily find a lot of posts discussing JK Rowling’s latest expansion into the Harry Potter universe – Ilvermorny, the North American Wizarding School. Most centering on the cultural appropriation that the school is built on. (And from better sources than me) But here’s the cliffnotes version – it’s a British Colonialist’s dream – Young

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Every time. Why there’s no need for heterosexual pride or white pride

On the internet, trending today, I saw something about white history month and “Heterosexual Pride Day”. Any time there’s a marginalized group celebrating themselves, out come white or straight people to wonder where the day is that they get to celebrate themselves. I’m going to be blunt. That’s every day. You can turn on a

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When do we say that enough is enough?

My heart hurts. I don’t say this because it’s what is being said… I say this because those people who died in that club in Orlando? Those are my people. (I didn’t know them, but those were still my people – both LGBT and Latinx) There were nearly two more attacks on Pride events this

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The Ancient One is… Celtic?

Marvel, seemingly responding to critics about casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, released the background for the character. Saying that this embodiment is Celtic. Well here’s the statement: Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to

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Prince and Me.

Much like David Bowie’s death, Prince’s sudden death threw me for a loop. He meant so much to me. While I don’t have a first hand story about Prince, I do have second hand stories about him (which I can’t really share). The one common thread in those stories is that despite his eccentricities, he

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer – My Thoughts!

The Teaser Trailer for Doctor Strange was released today, and I tweeted a bit about this, but I felt like I needed to discuss it some more. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it below and then we’ll move on. Of all the Marvel properties, Doctor Strange is one of the characters I know

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Life with Crohns: Small setbacks.

Last week I went to meet with my gastroenterologist, who suggested I spend more of my time blogging and vlogging about my life with Crohns. Though it’s really more like MY LIFE f. Crohns. Because as I told a friend of mine, I’m not defined by my defective small intestine. It’s part of my life,

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What a Difference a Week Makes

My mom could always read me like a book. She can still do it with my voice – but I admit, when I call her, I’m not putting on a mask to hide how I feel. I’m usually stripping it off. TheBoy was away on a business trip, and it was been a rough week.

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Society is Broken as Long as It Protects Rape Culture.

(TW: for mentions of abuse, stalking and harassment. No details, but I know that it can bring up a lot of emotions.) In the last week or so, Zoe Quinn announced that she wouldn’t be pursuing legal action against her ex boyfriend. Because she realized that it wouldn’t help. In Zian Ghomeshi’s trial, the victims

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The Ultimate (White) Privilege? Being Meryl Streep

Somewhere deep in the drafts folder for this site is a post called “The Privilege of Being Meryl Streep.” I started it when Meryl and the very white cast of Suffragette donned “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” shirts and didn’t see the very obvious issue with using this actual quote in our

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