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Posted inIdentity

(Literally) finding my voice as a trans woman

Reading Time: 6 minutes I had a complicated relationship with my voice even before I figured out I was trans. When I was small I loved singing, but then my voice broke. That’s what we call it in the UK when testosterone makes a voice change at puberty—we say your voice “breaks.” As a trans woman, I find that term especially apt. Because my voice was still unpredictable, the choir teacher put me in the bass section where no one would hear me. Singing became something I was afraid to do.

Posted inArt

Secular freedom, compassion, and controversial spiritual symbols

Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent controversy over Islamic art raises the question of how we ought to deal with art and images in a world of deep diversity. At Hamline University in Minnesota, Erika López Prater lost her job teaching art history because she showed students artistic representations of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. A Muslim student took offense. The University’s […]

Posted inNews

Dr. Dre drops the hammer on Marjorie Taylor Greene

Reading Time: 3 minutes Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again in the news and this time she’s on the receiving end of a cease-and-desist letter from Dr. Dre and his legal team. As you would expect, the Representative from Georgia’s 14th district responded with the maturity of a *middle schooler. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s shenanigans Professing to be a […]

Posted inNews

Mel Gibson gets fired

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mel Gibson was fired Sunday night. The noted actor and antisemite was scheduled to be one of the grand marshals of one of the yearly Mardi Gras parades. And the fact that he was even slated to be one of the two grand marshals will strike many of you odd because, well, Mel Gibson is […]

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