Trans Americans are Americans, Too

Donald Trump just announced, on Twitter, that the military would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890193981585444864 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890196164313833472 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/890197095151546369 I want to say I am surprised, but I am not. I am, however, deeply appalled that this administration is rolling back more rights that the transgender community has fought so …

Pride, 2017

It took me a long time to find the words to describe Pride this past weekend. Some of the words were easy—joy, exuberance, vivaciousness. The sun was bright and the rainbows were brighter. Glitter-filled beards and sparkly tu-tus abound. A veritable cornucopia of cute dogs enjoying the crowd as much as their people were. Despite …

5 Lessons from the College Application Process

As June approaches quickly and the May 1 decision day is in the rearview mirror, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the incredible ride that was applying to college. It was able to illicit almost every possible emotion from me: self doubt to jubilation to terror. Ultimately, the result was positive. I'm going …