Tag Archives: LGBTQ


I learned today that Cris Alvaro passed away this past week. They died by suicide. The news caught me completely by surprise. Cris and I were not close friends, but I admired their work in advocacy for trans issues and … Continue reading

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Summer School

This summer, I’m teaching an undergraduate course called “Language and Sex”, and on the very first day, I had to give my students the disclaimer that we would not be talking about sex sex. Nope, this is a class about sex … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with linguistics or graduate school, but it’s late and it’s been a long week so I’m oversharing on the Internet again. When I entered college eight years ago, I was skinny, nerdy, shy, … Continue reading

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A Lot of Feelings

What does it mean to have pride? Pride is a feeling, but it’s not a simple emotion. Pride is distinct from happiness; it can be manifested simultaneously with sorrow or anger. We feel pride when we defend, with due indignation, … Continue reading

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Last night, I had a dream in which I was attending a wedding. It was unlike any wedding that I’ve ever been to because it was a gay couple that was being married. During the ceremony, the officiant said that … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat: Blind Spot

I’m torn. On one hand, I could write a sparkling review that references all of the jokes, throwbacks, and character highlights that made “Blind Spot” the funniest episode of Fresh Off the Boat‘s pilot season so far. On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year: classes end tomorrow, final projects are due soon, exams are nearly upon us. Stress is the name of the game now for all students, and I’m feeling it. But it’s not just my unwritten … Continue reading

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