Human Me

Gearing Up For Another Pride Event

June is approaching fast. All the buzz around here in the LGBT community is this prisons first LGBT celebration event.The excitement for most of us is palpable. The event in and of itself is a binding agent. But the journey to it is the fun part for me. Late nights perfecting a potential speech, making …

Rehabilitation For Felons: A Creative Process

Not all felons come from broken homes. Some had a bad night, some are simply morbid, while others are only doing what they were taught. The circumstances which led each person to each crime is different. The picture must be painted with each case. These kind of differences create logistical problems for rehabilitation. It becomes …

A Reference For Those Who Know What Perseverance Feels Like: Change Is Identical To Pushing Through Difficulty

As a runner I have plenty of times where I just do not have the energy. However, I go anyway and my day is better because of it. Then there are days where every step I take is like running through sandy water. My legs just won’t work right. But I push through. Pushing through …

Pretty Can = Confidence: Wanting To Look Pretty Does Not Mean Your Seeking Attention

I was watching a movie with Sandra Bullock, in it she had her hair a certain way. Mainly, a ponytail with a little bangs parted off of one side, neatly tucked behind each ear. I have hair that is about as long and bangs that are similar. What’s the point here… The point is she …

If Society Tolerates The Word Faggot, Then Society Should Also Tolerate Other Racial Slurs

The word faggot or fag has been a hot button for many. For some its a filler word, being said unconsciously. For others it is said very pointedly. Those who are effected by it are of all walks of life. I have attempted to avoid this topic because it seems insurmountable to stop the use …

Prejudgment Of LGBT : LGBT People Prejudge Others

There have been plenty of times that my gut feelings have led me away from potential danger. There have been plenty of times that I have ignored my instincts and nothing happened. This is about prejudgment though, not your feelings. Case in point, in the Bible it talks about unknowingly entertaining angels. It suggests that …

Scholarships & Grants: Finally Going To Attend College, I Will Be A Smart Queer!

I attended an event about a month ago that celebrated Mathematics. It was a new experience for me and thus far it has been life altering. Never would have thought I would say that… However, realizing that people were excited about their future’s is highly inspiring to me. In fact, seeing anyone really excited about …