Done with the Semester (almost!)

Although it's only about two months worth, it's pretty great that I've managed to survived this semester, especially a lot better compared with last year's. Granted, two months of teaching isn't really that long, but if you particularly have first-year university students, it can feel like it drags at times. Compared with last year's spring …

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26 Things I’ve Learned in 26 Years

Hello! As of today, I turned 26. No longer am I a product of the mid-twenties: I can officially say that I'm in my late twenties and therefore closer to the age of 30. Kind of nerve-wracking to believe that I'm getting older; soon enough, I'll be wondering where the time had gone when I'm …

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Why I’m Not “Queer Enough” (and that’s okay)

If you were to hear the word "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual," or "queer," then I can safely assume that you have presumptions about what a "typical insert-label here" looks and acts like. From the flamboyant gay queen to the masculine butch lesbian, we have stereotypes about certain people in the LGBTQ community. Of course, we can't …

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I Used Two Dating Apps for a Day (and here’s what happened)

Valentine's Day is here, and I found it appropriate to write about my thoughts on dating and relationships through the example of today's ubiquitous dating apps. Hope you enjoy it! Growing up as a Millennial in the mid-to-late 2000's meant that I saw the shift from flip-phones to smartphones, along with the apps that came …

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Why I Don’t Identify as a Feminist (as a woman)

Yup, that's true. Sounds like a scandal that might blow up-- after all, why would a cis-woman like myself refuse to fight for women's rights in the 21st century? Surely, she must not believe in giving a voice to women, let alone support "girl power," in general? That she finds the patriarchy justifiable, and that …

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