Kurt Brounohler wishes he had dating help back in the day….

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My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress.
Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky  (via krispymeme)

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This is known as fashion week.


This is known as fashion week.


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                      Like Crazy (2011)

love this movie like crazy.

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#tbt Destiny’s Child- Bootylicious

Today, on the day of her birthday, we celebrate the life and times of our one true savior, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Over the years Beyoncé has taught the world so much: how to vogue on rotating furniture displays from Home Goods, how to star in an Austin Powers film without fading into the ether afterward, the word surfbordt, and so much more. It’s hard to pick one song that sticks out as screaming “Beyoncé” to me, but I’m giving it a shot anyway…It’s “Bootylicious”.

Before Beyoncé was very publicly declaring her status as a capital F feminist, she was telling us in no uncertain terms who she was. I can recall an interview with her explaining the etymology “Bootylicious”- after reading negative things about her weight and shape in the press, it became a term she recognized as fun, powerful and celebratory.

Not only did the song reach the top of the U.S. charts (and remains the last song by a girl group to do so), the word “bootylicious” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004, cementing Beyoncé’s position as both a gentlewoman AND a scholar.

And on a personal note, “Bootylicious” was my first foray into accepting my already blossoming thickness as something that was beautiful and also potentially threatening. (“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly” became somewhat of a catch phrase, especially as a coping mechanism, but we can save that talk for another time.)

Obviously the video also scores high marks for diverse extras, Tina Knowles original costumes, Beyoncé with a gold tooth and Stevie Nicks.

So throw on a chain belt, do some vocal warm-ups to hit those Michael Jackson high note and enjoy this Bootylicious #TBT.

This post was written by Katie (you should totally follow her on twitter, btw). Thanks for representing the Beygency, girl.

all hail the queen!



Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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