Call me FAT: Fabulous Amazing & Terrific

As the summer temperatures are rising, my self-confidence is sinking. Pictures of perfect summer bodies are all over the internet, making me doubt my own body, and whether the world is ready to see it clad in a bikini. Having body image issues means wearing long pants in the middle of summer. Of course, I’m not the only one who has these feelings and thoughts. In fact, I’m sure most people have been struggling with the high standards they have for their body their whole life. High standards like not being too fat or too skinny, having the perfect skin, having no stretch marks, etcetera etcetera. We can all probably name one body part that we’ve been insecure about at least once in our life. Although it’s getting easier for me to overcome those negative thoughts, I know a lot of people still struggle with them. 

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Moving On: Is It Real or a Myth?

It’s been a little over a year since our dog, whom we ironically called Poema, passed away. The first couple of days after his death were really hard for our family. I successfully repressed my grief by pushing away any positive or negative thoughts about him and by avoiding the conversations my family had about Poema. It was my first time losing someone, human or dog, so I had never experienced grief before and now, over a year later, I certainly haven’t moved on. Now, I’m trying to find out whether moving on is even real or a myth. I know moving on doesn’t feel real the first few days after a loss – for me, moving on certainly didn’t feel real at the time. Even now, it still doesn’t seem real. And how does moving on tie in with the grieving process? Let me try to find the answers to this by starting at the beginning.

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Captain Marvel (2019)

Cast: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch.

Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Marvel finally had the common sense to make a female-oriented superhero movie. Sure, Marvel has main female heroines like Black Widow, Gamora, and the Wasp, but they’ve never been the focus of those movies. After the major success of Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler) it’s safe to say the audience is craving more representation. In this case a superhero movie featuring Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel has easily made its way onto my list of top 5 movies. Before we dive into the why’s and how’s let me tell you the general plot lines of Captain Marvel.

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Let’s Go Bisexuals (The Struggles of Being Bi)

Awkward thumbs up (✓), not sitting on chairs (✓), bob haircuts (✓), puns (✓) and our lord and saviour Freddie Mercury (✓✓). Maybe you’re wondering right now why this is so relatable. If so, I proudly welcome you with open arms into our bi community. I’m joking of course, these signs are not applicable to all bisexuals by far. Yet, these aren’t always the funny features associated with our bi culture, most stereotypes are actually the opposite. Not fun, friendly or fair. Like most stereotypes they sting and sometimes even leave a mark. Which is why I am writing about something near and dear to my heart: how to avoid bisexual stereotypes. This is a guide, if you will, for the non-bisexuals to stop questioning our sexuality, but more importantly I hope it’s a guide for bisexuals to feel empowered and proud of who we are. In light of #20biteen I’m going to highlight a couple of offensive phrases. I hope this will help you to understand your bi friends and neighbours better and show you what to do instead.

Disclaimer: If you’re bi and reading this, be aware, all phrases will make your eyes roll.

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