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by thewrit3r
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Assumptions + doubting my bi identity
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Assumptions + doubting my bi identity

I think surrounding myself with more bi+ positivity will and has been the most helpful. I’m actually a part of a subreddit for bisexuals and it’s really bi positive which I love :) I just wish I could get that experience in person - I know with COVID that’s not likely to happen any time soon, but wh...
by thewrit3r
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Assumptions + doubting my bi identity
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Assumptions + doubting my bi identity

For years, I went back and forth trying to figure out if I was bi. My sexuality still feels very fluid, but 9 out of 10 times I feel most comfortable calling myself bisexual. Well, unless I’m talking to someone else who isn’t bi or has a lot of assumptions about it. Firstly there was the attraction ...
by thewrit3r
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: How did you 'figure out' your sexual identity?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: How did you 'figure out' your sexual identity?

Sexuality has always been really tricky for me to nail down and I think part of the reason is that we live in such a binary world where it’s assumed you’re “straight” or “gay” (of course straight is considered the “norm” due to heterosexism). I’ve identified as bi, but that could always change becau...
by thewrit3r
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Several months into Covid and social distancing, how is everyone doing?
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Several months into Covid and social distancing, how is everyone doing?

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for sure for me but thankfully my family and I have been safe and well, which I’m very grateful for. I also started my first full time job post college this week, and while it’s obviously not ideal working remotely with all the training and learning I have to d...
by thewrit3r
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Can we stop romanticizing abuse?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Can we stop romanticizing abuse?

Yeah I should’ve have watched it. I’m not going to give any more attention to it. If someone mentions it it’s problematic but I’m not going to give it the satisfaction of being in the spotlight. I can’t stop others from consuming it but I sure as hell can stop myself! I feel like part of the problem...
by thewrit3r
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Can we stop romanticizing abuse?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Can we stop romanticizing abuse?

So out of morbid curiosity and my desire to write an essay on problematic media I watched Netflix’s “365 Days.” I can safely say that this is the worst film I’ve ever seen. For those who don’t know it’s a cross between Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight but romanticizes abusive relationships to a who...
by thewrit3r
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How are you staying connected?
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: How are you staying connected?

It’s nice to see others are finding ways around physical distancing to stay in contact with loved ones I’ve actually found that I enjoy video chats now when before I was so against the idea if I couldn’t get the in person experience. But I really love seeing my friends. It’s not the same but I still...
by thewrit3r
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: I’m so sick of racism
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: I’m so sick of racism

One of the therapists I found had a podcast and I just listened to the episode and it was really what I needed to hear today. I’m sure I’m a little nervous going back to therapy but it’s been a what-if in my mind for months now. And some of them offered free consultants for half an hour so thats a g...
by thewrit3r
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: I’m so sick of racism
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: I’m so sick of racism

Hi, Sam, I don’t know why I struggle with setting boundaries so many times (and that’s probably something therapy can help with!) but that’s a great idea! I think a part of me is still afraid of being vulnerable even in front of my friends. I’ve certainly gotten better at it but it’s definitely some...
by thewrit3r
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: I’m so sick of racism
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: I’m so sick of racism

Hi Amanda and Al, Thank you both so much for hearing me out. Honestly, I needed that. Listening is such a crucial thing to do yet so many people aren’t. So I really appreciate it. I’m not sure how to help myself more. I’m with family and we’re definitely all grieving in our own ways. We talked about...
by thewrit3r
Fri May 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: I’m so sick of racism
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

I’m so sick of racism

I just need to rant for a minute, and I apologize in advance for the language in case people do not feel comfortable reading it. As a black woman, I am so, so tired of racism. I’m tired of reading about another unarmed, innocent black person being killed by the police for some BS reasoning on their ...
by thewrit3r
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: POSITIVE TOPIC
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: POSITIVE TOPIC

I’m graduating from university in a week! This is certainly not how I expected senior year to go but overall I’ve made some great memories (and I’m getting a degree. That’s worth something!)
by thewrit3r
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious
Replies: 23
Views: 2448

Re: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious

I don’t know why I always forget how important local elections are (my brother is a political science major and is always emphasizing how important is it to be involved in local elections not just the federal ones, because they often affect you more directly). I think it’s because of all the clout/g...
by thewrit3r
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious
Replies: 23
Views: 2448

Re: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious

Hi, everyone, Thanks for chiming in. Heather, I came to the conclusion of voting for Biden if it came down to it, but I didn’t know if that made me a crummy person. I mean I know I’m not, but I’m playing the “lesser of two evils” card here and it feels shitty to be honest. I have some friends who ha...
by thewrit3r
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious
Replies: 23
Views: 2448

Re: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious

Hi, Amanda, It’s always nice to know that Scarleteen is a place where I can find someone who understands even if I can’t elsewhere, helping affirm my beliefs and that I’m not “overreacting,” so thank you for that :) That’s an awesome guide! I’ll definitely check it out, especially since I don’t thin...
by thewrit3r
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious
Replies: 23
Views: 2448

I don’t think I can vote for Joe Biden in good conscious

I’ve seen many of my friends express grief when Bernie Sanders dropped out of the democratic presidential race and did not support Joe Biden because of his past comments/inappropriate actions (and sexual harassment/assault accusations) toward women. I did my digging (I wasn’t aware of this before) a...
by thewrit3r
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Shout-out: What I've done for MY Sexual Health recently
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Shout-out: What I've done for MY Sexual Health recently

I finally scheduled an appointment with a GYN to talk about birth control and possibly getting an IUD. I wanted it for menstrual cramp relief but know it’ll also help when I become sexually active (which I sense could happen based on my experiences and how I’m feeling). It’s so hard talking about se...
by thewrit3r
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Crowdsourcing Boredom Busters for Social Distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Crowdsourcing Boredom Busters for Social Distancing

I know I’ll be spending a loooot of screen time because classes are moved online (and hopefully work!) so it’s nice to see some offline suggestions here! :) -I also want to catch up on reading. Audiobooks are also a great option for reading alternatives, especially if you’re more of an audio than vi...
by thewrit3r
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Loneliness from social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Loneliness from social distancing

Yeah that’s always an option. So I won’t be tempted to look on social media for more news that’ll just stress me out.

I’m feeling loads better. Thanks for listening :)
by thewrit3r
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Loneliness from social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Loneliness from social distancing

Yeah I deleted some apps but then sometimes I want to contact people so I don’t know how to do that lol. Maybe I’ll just give people my phone number and they can contact me there?
by thewrit3r
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Loneliness from social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Loneliness from social distancing

Hi, Sam, I really like your suggestion on putting a limit on how many covid-19 topics we discuss. You’re right that constantly looking it up IS feeding into my anxiety (which I also suffer from) so that’s not doing me any favors. I also really need to get off socials because some people have been tu...
by thewrit3r
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Loneliness from social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Loneliness from social distancing

Hi all, First off I want to preface this by saying that I hope everyone is safe and healthy. We’re living through very uncertain, scary times and with everyone having their own things to deal with in life, this is just an added stressor. I’ve seen a lot of people post about COVID-19: how to avoid it...
by thewrit3r
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: Working in Sex Ed?
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Working in Sex Ed?

I don’t think so, but talking here and reading the article Sam sent definitely helped me think about things more and look into it. Thanks! :)
by thewrit3r
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: Working in Sex Ed?
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Working in Sex Ed?

Hi, Sam, Thanks! That’s given me a lot to think about. I only came to this realization that I may be interested in working in this field a few years ago. And I’m honestly interested in SO many different things that even if I narrowed down things in sex ed, I’d may be interested in other jobs. But of...

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