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Mia is a high school special education teacher and when she is not teaching, reading or writing, she is out and about causing a ruckus. Like Nelson Mandela, Mia believes that education is in fact the most powerful tool with which you can change the world!

  • Thank You, Sarah Silverman

    It is not enough to be aware of oppression, one must actively fight to end it.

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  • What America’s Boob Obsession Says About My Asymmetrical Breasts

    While I know that my femininity does not come from my breasts, and as much as I want to say that I am not affected or influenced by America’s breast obsession, my new-found insecurity would suggest otherwise.

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  • A is for Asexuality

    As the movement for inclusivity and understanding of all forms of sexuality and gender expression grows, so does the accepted acronym, which currently includes: LGTBQIA. The first four letters are generally known (lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual) and understood but… Read More ›

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  • The Most Important Lesson About Body Hair You’ll Ever Learn

    I can vividly remember the first time I was shamed for having leg hair: I was ten and it was the Holiday concert at my school. I was wearing a black dress with red roses and, for the first time ever,… Read More ›

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  • 6 Questions to Stop Asking People in Queer Relationships, Immediately

    Though American culture has come a long way in challenging the traditional male-female gender binary, there is still much work to be done. Yes, our society has advanced from the 1950s trope of female/housewife and male/breadwinner, but too much deviation outside… Read More ›

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  • When Talking About Domestic Violence, Let’s Emphasize People, Not Labels

    As children raised in North American society, many of us have been taught that ‘sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you.’ Catchy as this rhyme may be, reality is not as simple. Words are common… Read More ›

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  • Giving Thanks for My Feminist Father

    As Thanksgiving approaches and in the spirit of being thankful, I want to take time to reflect upon and share a bit about my father. My father is a man who supports feminism and is not threatened by equality and female… Read More ›

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  • I am a high school special education teacher and this is #MyStory.

    Many say that my job is thankless and when people find out what I do, they tell me that I am a saint. Nelson Mandela once said, ‘education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world.’ I happen… Read More ›

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  • LGBT History in the Making

    In Michael Bronski’s A Queer History of the United States, he identifies two essential components contributing to queer history. First, he states that integral contributions to society have been made by those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; and… Read More ›

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  • On Lesbians and Birth Control

    For as long as I can remember, I have experienced migraines with my menstrual cycle. Like clockwork, every month I can tell when I’m getting my period because they day before, I get a migraine. I have tried every remedy… Read More ›

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