Movies That Would’ve Been Better with Lesbians

This is a post I made for my women in comedy/media blog! Check it out!

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This post was inspired by a trailer for the movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates that I can’t seem to escape. Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick play bffs who fake a nice-girl persona so they can go on a free Hawaiian vacation with two idiot brothers whose sister is getting married. You can watch the trailer yourself right now, if you really want to.

If you got through that whole thing, you will understand why I think that it could be a killer movie if Anna and Aubrey’s characters were dating. Did you see the way they looked at each other during that bocce ball scene? The idea of a pair of partying, idgaf ladies tricking guys into taking them to Hawaii is pretty great, and gives these actors a chance to take on a roll that’s typically given to the boys. But wouldn’t it be the ultimate “fuck…

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Becoming Official: Loving Someone with Mental Illness

Relationships are difficult.

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Even I, at almost 22 years old, know that relationships are not like they are portrayed in most media. It’s not all sitting around the fire place drinking tea or having food fights in the kitchen. It’s taken me this long to finally realize that. It’s also taken me this long to realize that relationships aren’t about tortured love, or being miserable 70% of the time.

I started this blog over a year ago when I was a completely different person that I am today. Okay-maybe not a completely different person, but I feel I’ve grown and learned so many things in the past year and a half. Things I’ve said in the past are no longer true, but that doesn’t mean they were invalid at the time. But I think my view on things now is pretty solid, at least for someone who is almost 22.

I’ve been seeing someone on and off for almost two years now, and about a month ago we became official. My partner has a not so great past, and because of that they sometimes have fits of panic, rage, mania, and depression. They haven’t been diagnosed with anything officially, but they have been seeing a therapist for almost 6 months now, and I am very proud of them for sticking with that.

Something people don’t say often because they feel like they aren’t allowed to is this: It’s hard dating someone with mental illness.  Continue reading

Under the Radar: Keeping Queer Quiet

I consider myself an openly queer person. I post about it on social media, and talk about it pretty much all day. My family is aware that I have dated women in the past, although it’s not something my parents and I talk about. If asked, I will proudly admit that I am queer and tell you all about my long-distance beau.

Even though I consider myself out, I still feel “in,” and I can’t stand it.

When I said I wanted to finger your box, this is not what I meant. 

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Happy Thanks-gay-ving! Here’s 7 Things I’m Thankful for This Year.

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It’s the day before Turkey Day, also known as Thanksgiving Eve, also known as  Watching Someone Shove Their Hand Up A Bird’s Butt Day.

I have a lot of thoughts about Thanksgiving, and I am thankful for the people and opportunities that I am blessed enough to have. My plan was to list the things I am most thankful for this year, and I am going to do that, don’t you worry! But before that, I wanted to say something else.

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Celebrating Pride!

It’s that time again! Oh yes, it’s June and that means it’s time for sun, bikinis, and pride festivals everywhere! June is LGBT Pride Month and rest assured, the queer community will be celebrating accordingly. Parades and festivals are being held all over the world this month, so that LGBT members can meet up in a safe space and take pride in who they are. I went to the DC Pride festival for the first time last year, and I had a blast! So here’s a little diddy about the pride experience and planning for the occasion!

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Why the MTV show “Faking It” is really not doing it for me.

I was skeptical when I heard the pitch for MTV’s newest show, and after trudging through the first five episodes, I am not surprisingly disappointed, but then again what did I expect from an MTV show?

“Faking It” is a romantic comedy series revolving around two best friends, Karma and Amy, who were mistaken as lesbians by their progressively accepting classmates, and are dealing with the consequences. Yes, it is as awful as it sounds.  Continue reading

I’m Queer and Yes, I Want to Be a Mother!

So it’s Mother’s Day! Don’t worry, I already sent my mom a card and a gift. I’m a good daughter! Unfortunately, I was not able to see my mother on this day of celebration, but it’s made me think about my own aspirations of motherhood, especially as a person in the LGBTQIA community. I definitely want to be a mother, although I am presented with a lot of options and obstacles.

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