Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march

Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the following day, Women’s March on Washington protesters with far less nostalgia for America’s past – women who lived through the Civil Rights movement, who came of age in an era when abortion was criminalized, who have vivid memories of a time when gay men and women were regularly victimized – have gathered to say, We are not going back. I’m […]

Coming Out as a Writer

by Nicole Dennis-Benn My father left Jamaica when I was three. We were practically strangers until he suggested I live with him in America while attending college. In the U.S. — my new country, my new home — writing became a necessity for my survival. I wrote in journals, scribbling poetry to pacify my homesickness. I liked to imagine the words floating on water, carrying me back home. Writing helped me navigate the complicated relationship I had with home and, most importantly, with myself — each identity in conflict with the other. I wrote to make sense of it all. I […]

Cognitive Measures

The blog: tek-girl.com doesn’t make money, it has no donors or even anyone intelligent enough to click on a banner ad. What this blog does have however,  is a contributor who is sick to no end of the persistent ongoing cognitive dissonance in the online lesbian community. The Pulse nightclub shooting was more than anything that we can label it as: More than a terrorist attack (Don’t all shooting incidents whether perpetuated domestically  or in  foreign lands) “Terrify?” More than Internalized Homophobia, More than Racism.  The massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub was an amalgamation of […]