THE SEX UNEDUCATED

Sex + Gender
Queer + Feminist
Social theory + Cultural Critique

“ Unrealistic photos of women destroy our perception of the human body. I refuse to hate my body. I’m a real girl, with a real body. Chin up, ladies. We can’t be broken. ”

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littlelacelight (via littlelacelight)

YES! BUT! Its not just women … this issue is all-consuming and affects all bodies, despite gender-identity and does so in many different and complex ways. 

(via stophatingyourbody)

So, during my twenties, my personal mission was to face, confront, and heal my herpes diagnoses (the original inspiration for this blog!). After dedicating much of the last 6 years to this crusade (this blog, attending UC Berkeley and focusing all of my feminist research on the subject, personal therapy etc.) I feel quite settled into and fully accept the fact that I live my life with HSV. So, at almost 30 years old, it is time to face, confront, and heal my profoundly deep and dysfunctional body image. It is my hope to share with you all along this journey just as I have with herpes. Thank you for your love and support! Lets do this! 

butimstillbeautiful:

"Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.” (Huffington Post Article)

Tell me something.

When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours? 

(via hellyeahfeminism)

If you have ever looked upon another persons body and deemed yourself righteous and arrogant enough to judge it as anything less than PERFECT exactly how it is, then you are a fool. As if you are the all-seeing, all-knowing omnipresent judge of what the “truth” of beauty is. What kind of fucking world do we live in? The saddest part of all is that I too am one of these fools who has placed this arrogant judgement most squarely upon my own reflection. Such a fool am I to think I have eyes clear enough to see who I really am. 

I Was Worth It

thesexuneducated:

A couple of weeks ago, I lumbered up the stairs after eating dinner to check my phone and read my book. A name I had not seen a while appeared on my phones screen. “How are u” he asked. B had text me. I smiled and quickly responded. He asked if he could call me, I said of course. What then…

This is getting some love again. Forgot I wrote about this! So good and still remains true!

Your blog is my favorite blog ever. I love that you're not afraid to be open about your opinions and that you're so kind to everyone who comes to talk to you. I love you for being so genuine. Don't ever change that. Stay strong, stay beautiful :)<3

A question by mywasted-talents

thank you thank you thank you such kind words!! Thank you for the loooooove xxx

Though our first issue is out on August 15th, Flower Crown is now accepting pieces for our second issue in September. The theme is Celebrity Skin. This issue will focus on media driven images of women (the good and the bad), celebrity culture from an intersectional feminist standpoint, body image, female stock characters (Strong Female™, Sapphire, Ingenue, Jezebel, etc) our favorite TV shows/films/music/actresses/singers/etc, problematic faves, media representation or lack thereof…” 

Please send submissions to shanice@flowercrown.com!

We do not accept fiction pieces at this time.

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hey I saw your post about you being a finalist in a competition in Oakland. Where and when is it going to take place? I live in Oakland.

A question by mgarrizon11

I’ll be singing at Oakland Pride on August 31st! I think around 2:00 :) 

thesexuneducated:

Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

For the morning crowd :) 

Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

HIV by the Numbers

Hi,

I hope this finds you well. Healthline just released an informative article with graphics regarding HIV/AIDs facts in the US and around the World. The page details who is being effected and the cost of treatment. You can check out the resource here: http://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/facts-statistics-infographic

This valuable, med-reviewed information shows the need to continueeducating people on prevention and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. I thought this would be a great resource for your audience, and I am writing to ask if you would include it as a source of information on your page: http://thesexuneducated.tumblr.com/post/10134866509/hiv-epidemic-interactive-map

Please let me know if this would be possible. I’m happy to answer any other questions as well.

Warm regards,
Maggie Danhakl • Assistant Marketing Manager
Healthline • The Power of Intelligent Health
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