Val S.

Baked goods, have been centered at the fore of civil rights issues from lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s to modern Supreme Court rulings over wedding cake

May 22, 2015. I was sitting in a hostel in Salzburg, Austria when marriage equality passed in Ireland. It was pure happenstance, a trip planned in the wake of my college graduation that coincided with the Irish referendum. …

Growing up, there was a forbidden VHS tape. Two, actually. The “Titanic” boxset taunted my sister and me from the shelves that housed the television and, underneath it, our parents’ movies. And on it went, until one day we convinced the babysitter that we were allowed to watch a PG-13…

Transgender, early transition, and facial dysphoria

Masks are a beautiful thing — in every shape, size, color, and pattern, they protect us from not only the deadly pandemic coronavirus that has transformed our daily lives, but smaller things. Allergies. The common cold. …

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