Three Ways To Be Okay With Your Body

By ena ganguly  First things first, what is your ideal relationship with your body? That will decide what expectations you have of yourself and then you can figure out how to meet them. My ideal relationship with my body is to be comfortable with my body, to be okay, to say, this is my body and I am happy, content, …

Three Ways To Navigate Relationships As Empaths

By ena ganguly I was taught to feel for others before I felt for myself, which largely impacted the ways I interacted with others. I’m not sure why, though I can guess. I was a baby, growing up around adults who would not own their own faults, misgivings and failures, and they looked to me to fill certain emotional voids. …

De Donde Soy By MJ De La Cruz

Hola todxs! My name is María José, I’m a non-binary queer who is an undocumented immigrant, a leo, loves food, and enjoys swimming. This summer I’m interning at allgo to be more involved in the queer community. This poem is a piece to introduce myself to all the people who are a part of the allgo community. I hope my …

Alex Espinoza Discusses the Politics of ‘Cruising’

Good morning Alex, thank you so much for sitting down with allgo today.  I wanted to start off by asking a little about where you come from and who you are. I was born into a working class neighborhood and was first in the family to go to college. When I was in high school I was reading a lot …

Carving Out Space: Reclaiming Art As QPOC Artists

By ena ganguly I had the opportunity to sit down with Cindy Elizabeth McDonald to discuss her work for Givens Park in collaboration with ForkLift Productions. Her work for Givens focuses on the community members who she grew up with and who share similar connections and hopes for that park and pool as a space to connect, revitalize and nurture …

Five Ways To Stay Cool In July

By ena ganguly I remember the time I traveled to a small coastal town in India. I was there to teach English to students and learn more about the obstacles people faced as they strived to maintain their livelihoods as fishermen and merchants. While there, I lived in a convent that had huge mango trees and lots of open sky. …

Five Things to Enjoy About Summer

By ena ganguly I adore the summer season. Perhaps it’s because of the annual luxurious summer vacations schools afforded me growing up, or because of the vibrant sunshine and long days that reminded me so much of my babyhood in India. During this time of year, I feel awake, active and ready to try new things. Here are some things …

How To Navigate Fatphobia

By ena ganguly “Good job! Keep doing this and you will lose the weight in no time.” A brown nameless uncle smiled through his moustache at me. I was still breathing heavy, one hand on a baby tree, only a little taller than me. I stared at him, too tired and breathless to say anything but a ‘Thank you.” accompanied …

7 Webcomics by Queer People of Color

By Jae Lin We are always on the hunt for QPOC media at allgo. It’s important to us to find and revel in media that not only features queer people of color but are also created by queer people of color. This week, let’s look at some awesome QPOC webcomics! Webcomics are comics or illustrated stories that are published on …

Why The Term Queer Suits Me

By ena ganguly I was 15 years old when I came out to my mom. Well, when I tried to come out to my mom. Back then, I didn’t quite have the words for who I was or how I identified, so I tried my best to articulate to her my preferences in my own way. “I’m not straight…” I …