Why I Chose Not to Go to My Senior Prom

Whenever I mention the fact that I’m not attending my senior year prom, most of my received responses are, “You’re not going to your senior prom?” or, “Why wouldn’t you want to go to prom?” and, “You’ll regret not going to your senior prom.” Given this is the second prom I’ve missed for a total of zero proms attended for my high school career, I don’t feel like I’m missing much.

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Sex Education: What Kids Don’t Know (Part 2)

“Sexuality is about much more than just sex. It includes your body, your biological sex, your gender, your gender identity, your sexual orientation, your desires and thoughts, your values and ideals about life and love, and your sexual behaviors.” -Planned Parenthood

Sex (def.) “When a bird has sex with a bee.” -Urban Dictionary

Okay, so maybe the last snippet was a little out there, but I hope you giggled a bit. Whoever posted that definition on Urban Dictionary back in 2006 probably had their reasons. Anyway, we’re talking about sex today. What I had meant to be one big ‘ole…blog post has turned into a two-part blog so that I don’t run you all dry with my ranting. If you haven’t ready my first post, please go ahead and do so here. If you’re up-to-date, feel free to continue on with part two…

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Sex Education: What Kids Don’t Know (Part 1)

“Sexuality is about much more than just sex. It includes your body, your biological sex, your gender, your gender identity, your sexual orientation, your desires and thoughts, your values and ideals about life and love, and your sexual behaviors.” -Planned Parenthood

Sex (def.) “When a bird has sex with a bee.” -Urban Dictionary

Okay, so maybe the last snippet was a little out there, but I hope you giggled a bit. Whoever posted that definition on Urban Dictionary back in 2006 probably had their reasons. Anyway, we’re talking about sex today. What I had meant to be one big ‘ole…blog post has turned into a two-part blog so that I don’t run you all dry with my ranting. Today we’re talking about sex ed in general for kids and teens, including when they should receive it and what they should learn. Hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll understand why I included the Urban Dictionary definition.

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My 2015 Planner Setup

All my life I’ve loved to plan things. Some of my earliest memories were playing school and developing lesson plans, or creating schedules for my week spent with my grandmother over the summer. In the past few years, I have found that keeping an agenda–not just for school–has given me many benefits, and I finally decided to invest in a Filofax-style planner for my school and personal needs. Though I’m still setting it up, I wanted to share with you how I have organized my planner for this year!

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Being Transgender

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Something was brought to my attention the other day that had that little light bulb in my large head *ding* with excitement: the social controversy of being transgender.

Many people think they know what it means to be transgender, but do they? With the help of two transgender individuals, we present to you: “Being Transgender” with a hope to educate the world.

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March Third, 2015

With everything going on in this new year (how the heck is it 2015 already??), I haven’t exactly remembered to post on here (plus I’ve had trouble coming up with any blog ideas). Here I am, though, sitting on my couch next to my sleeping kitty, sipping white tea (decaffinated), with Andrea Lindsay’s version of “Demain, dès l’aube” on repeat and I was in the mood to write something…anything for you to read.

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