Feminism Across Borders

There are just as many feminisms as there are feminists.   If there is one thing that I have learned from being active in the feminist community, it’s that. The easiest way I know to explain this is that if you were to go around asking random people to define feminism, odds are you won’t…

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Traveling While Lesbian

I finally kissed a boy. Just kidding, he was French. We were being introduced to each other during orientation week, and I automatically initiated a handshake. But rather than accept the hand I offered, the French guy leaned forward and put his face next to mine, like he was about to whisper a secret or…

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“Living on the Pedacial”

Monday morning. Nine AM. I’m sitting for my first lecture. Of course, it’s not just my first lecture. It’s the lecture. The first sociology module I saw on Maynooth’s course offerings page that made me think, “Yeah. This is probably the one.” “Marx on Ireland.” A class designed to examine colonization as a social process…

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All That’s Left is Packing

Bring half of what you think you need, and twice as much money. You’re going to see that on every travel website should you ever search for tips concerning semesters abroad. But most of the advice I gathered from these brief googling sessions didn’t make much of an impact on my travel plans. Like the…

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