Patriarchy Overload: Ways to unwind as a feminist when the machista world gets you down

Lately the patriarchy has seemed even more inescapable than ever. It’s not just the catcalls, rigid gender norms in my community, the sexualization of young girls here, there’s also the near daily unveiling of a new Harvey Weinstein, ridiculous comments … Continue reading Patriarchy Overload: Ways to unwind as a feminist when the machista world gets you down

That Time We Spoke About Street Harassment on the Nicaraguan Radio

Last week, I walked to the Women’s Collective of Matagalpa, which I’ve been to multiple times for their spontaneous theater shows. The collective has a theater program, health and education outreach, and a radio station. April is Sexual Assault Awareness … Continue reading That Time We Spoke About Street Harassment on the Nicaraguan Radio

Camp GLOW 2016: Learning about LGBTQ Identity

I facilitated Gender and Sexuality workshops with Ethan, one of the three male counselors. During this workshop, we explained LGBTQ identity to 53 Nicaraguan girls attending Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World). I’m the coordinator of STAR (Sexuality Training Awareness and Response), a volunteer LGBTQ … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2016: Learning about LGBTQ Identity