Just a dude looking for my voice to be heard.
Must-Reads for 2019
1. 'Swing' by Kwayme Alexander Kwayme's newest book is an absolute beauty of a story. It follows Noah and his best friend Walt (or "Swing") as they navigate their junior year of high school. Noah attempts to win the girl of his dreams, as Walt helps him in every way he can while loving jazz and practicing baseball. I have many strong opinions on this book, and it will make you laugh, cry, and hurt all the way in your soul. Similar to his other books, it is written in the form of poetry, which is a nice variant from the usual novel.
How to Music Major
Over 3 hours a day spent in rehearsal. Countless hours practicing. A day beginning with 8:30 AM Aural Theory and ending with 10 PM dress rehearsal. It is the best years of your life, but there are times that it totally sucks. This is how to get through the suck.
Top 10 Up and Coming Musical Artists to Watch in 2019
1. Alex McQuade Alex McQuade is a pop and R&B musician from central Pennsylvania. His debut EP, Lofi Luv U, turned heads and stole hearts; and his debut album, Jejune Intercommunication, had them begging for more. Since then, he has produced a single, but is planning on releasing another full length project in early 2019. Watch out, because Alex is looking to rock the world.
Movies with LGBTQA+ Representation
'Duck Butter' This is, hands down, the most aesthetically pleasing lesbian film I've ever seen. A woman, Naima, is dissatisfied with her life and meets the illustrious and whimsical Sergio. On a quest for intimacy, they choose to spend 24 hours together. A film filled with lust and gorgeous cinematography, it is a must see. And Naima is played by Alia Shawkat, who is like...super hot.
Tips on Being Trans in College
So, you're the typical American college student. Full of aspirations and hope for the future, dragging yourself to 8 AM class after partying hard the previous night. And, to put the cherry on top, you've recently had an identity crisis and realized you are transgender. So what do you do now?
Colors of Love
Purple was every first: love, kiss, mistake, and heartbreak. She was thunderstorms in the late summer, paint brushes with residue left on them. She was nature trails, crystal clear water, melting ice cream. She was abandoned playgrounds, loud dance music, oversized sweaters, and Netflix binge sessions.
If You Do Not Accept Your LGBT Child You Are Likely Killing Them
My parents made it very clear from the beginning that I was the unwanted child. Now, this isn't to say they weren't kind, even loving at times. They never hit me, never locked me in a closet (well, at least not physically). They took care of my needs, took me to sports practice and doctors appointments, and I always had food in my stomach. No, the ways they made it clear hurt much more than physical abuse.
It's 5:52 AM Heat pressed between bodies in the morning You're curled against me Asking questions that constellate between us