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Sexuality

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The Lion Dressed as the Elephant in the Room

It is difficult to normalize sexuality for those with disabilities when neither sexuality nor disability is normalized to begin with.

  • 09/25/2019
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Coming Out

I grew up in a conservative farming community in Minnesota. My sex education involved the gym/health teacher telling us, “You

  • 08/24/2019
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Healthy Sexuality

At the age of 14, I volunteered as a swim instructor through adaptive recreation for the St. Paul Parks and

  • 05/01/2019
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Healing Sexual Violence With Body Movement

I come from a long line of shotgun weddings. My maternal grandma fell for my delinquent and scrappy grandpa and found

  • 02/01/2019
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The Pretty or the Brave

The year I transitioned femme-ward, in 2014, they called me brave. Was it because I was so unapologetic? Or was

  • 01/01/2019
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Transformation

I was given the identity “male” before I knew what it meant — before I was able to resist the label.

  • 01/01/2019
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Changing My Religion

For many years I have been a part of a Unitarian Universalist church community deeply devoted to social justice and radical inclusion. Friendships made

  • 12/01/2018
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Taking the Taboo Out of My Chronic Pain

I am a 23-year-old dancer, singer, cook, and reader. I have a feisty and loveable orange cat named Olly. I adore sushi, candles,

  • 09/01/2018
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WeARE The Clinic

There was a time when opening an independent family planning clinic seemed like a lofty goal for a small group

  • 12/01/2017
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Womanhood Is Not Defined By A Uterus: Debunking Myths About Hysterectomy

(NAPSI)—Who you are today has less to do with your anatomy than it did when previous generations insisted on defining

  • 09/01/2017