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I turn 29 on the 29th of next month. I am not at all bothered by the fact that I am ending my 20s, or that I am swiftly approaching 30. Those things mean nothing to me besides the fact that I’m probably in the best shape of my life, I’m in a great relationship, and have a good job.

What does interest me is that fact that I was 19 when I had my first real girlfriend, so this year I am marking my 10 year anniversary of Queerdom.

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As I looked around this room, however, at my classmates, at these young women with whom I was to study in the coming year, there was no one with whom I felt myself engaged, connected, competitive. All I saw and all I felt was judgement. It was with a shock that I realized that the entire foundation of what I called feminism was little more than internalized misogyny. Until that point in my life, though I wouldn’t have phrased it as such, my feminism had been based in wanting to be treated as a full human being despite being female. It wasn’t until that one powerful moment, alone among women, feeling the condescending judgement of my own gaze, that I realized where I had always been going wrong. It was time for me to beging to value women as women, whatever that was to mean. Further, it was time for me to value myself as a person as a woman, and to learn what that means. That is how my real feminist journey began.

Music »

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I last spoke with Joanna Katcher and Maia Macdonald of Mitten in April of this year. A lot has changed since then. Mitten has scheduled dates throughout the east coast and will be headed to Portland, OR for a show this September. I was able to catch up with Joanna and Maia about their upcoming DC show, how summer 2011 has been and which Real L Word characters they despise the most (hint: it’s all of them).

Columns, Ideas, Not Your Average Prom Queen, Politics »

Photo Credit: Katy Vertigan

In the blinding rainbow of our excitement about marriage equality let’s not forgot that there are more frightening opponents to face.

Although several candidates have officially declared, and some have officially declined bids – there are still several individuals speculated to announce their run. You pretty much just need to have written a book with the word “America” in the title to be considered for a GOP candidate these days.

For those of you who are uncertain about the effectiveness of Barack Obama’s presidency I hate to tell you- supporting his reelection is your only option.

Office Bitch »

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God I hate you sometimes.

Comics, Office Bitch »

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… Ok, maybe just one more.

Office Bitch »

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But you could be so very much better. Let me help you.

Dating and Relationships »

c. Elizabeth Ann Colette, Wikimedia Commons

You know those movies where the entire day seems choreographed to a fairytale box office soundtrack- every step synchronized, bending over to pluck a four-leaf clover, sun in the eyes so bright that your smile deflects its potency, a plot driven character about to hit the apex of their arch, and that one pivotal character waiting outside an apartment steps. Well, a few weeks ago that day was mine, and I should have suspected as much.

Office Bitch »

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‘Cause it sure is somewhere. Take the quiz!

Culture »

LoveFoxxx getting ready for her May 2011 performance at DC's 9:30 Club

How do you define “normal?” Within the realm of possible expectations? The average of past events? However it’s defined, my perspective is apparently skewed.