Q Center

March 23, 2011

the “c word”

Mary B is a queer ninja, writer, volgger extraordinaire. She has been a queer idol and a virtual support for me during my early self-realization process. Her eloquence and down to earth humor has attracted over 8,000 subscribers with almost 100 video posts. She steals hearts (i still haven’t gotten mine back), gives advice, shares…

Happy spring break!

In honor of spring break, and because I’m too lazy to write a real post with, like, words and stuff, here are some cool things! white privilege lolcats (found them here, and there are lots more)                           Joan Jett throwing it down on…

March 12, 2011

stuck between a sandwich and a queer place

I was a bender from the start: letting my female playmates choose their imaginary personas first, knowing very well they would hop on the opportunity to clinch the “the girl”, “the mom”, “the damsel in distress”, just so I could subtly flex my inner masculinity. Somebody had to be “the boy”, it might was well…

March 11, 2011

Top 10 Queer Things to Do During Week 10 & Finals

10. Read the Q Center Blog People! 9.  Ribbon Dance! 8.  Search for the University of Washington and other nouns on f**k yeah nouns 7.  Decolonize your mind 6.  Watch and/or re-enact re-runs of Glee on Hulu 5.  Reminisce about the sold-out and AMAZING GBLTC Drag Show 4.   Revisit this oldie but a goodie…

March 9, 2011

Yay for rad role models

Role models are something I think about a lot, especially when I’m thinking or talking about leadership. I’ve been in various positions of leadership throughout my life (including on various sports teams, within student governments, as a mentor, etc.), and as I’ve grown older and more reflexive I’ve started to feel more responsible as a…

March 8, 2011

Loretta Ross on ‘Women of Color’

This video of well-known activist Loretta Ross talking about the origin and the political nature of the phrase ‘women of color’ made the rounds through our staff emails lately and I thought it would be particularly relevant in light of the fact that the UW Women of Color Reception just happened last week. Also, because…

March 7, 2011

Take Queer 101!

Queer 101 is awesome! If you’re looking for a class full of cool people and interesting discussion that doesn’t come with a whole lot of work you should definitely consider taking it. The official description reads: “Queer 101 is a 2 credit discussion style class focusing on the analysis of Queer/ LGBTQ histories, contemporary issues…

March 1, 2011

Spread the Word to End the Word

I recently came across this Facebook event, titled “Spread the Word to End the Word,” and decided to do exactly that: spread the word. Spread the Word to End the Word is a campaign all over the world meant to eliminate the wrong and offensive use of the word “retard” or “retarded” so often utilized…