Delicious Ways to Hydrate This Summer

By ena ganguly Can you believe it’s almost summer? We are a few weeks away from hitting those infamous high 90s and dry days. I remember growing up, in both my grandmothers’ households, there were spreads for summer breakfasts: raw almonds, soaking in water, sliced apples and pears, grapes, mangoes, cucumbers, lychee, toast, fresh juice, porridge, and eggs made to …

Graduation & Embracing New Chapters

By ena ganguly Graduation season is upon us, so congratulations if you are reading this! You deserved that degree. Every ounce of work that you put into your education these past four, seven or 12 years is finally culminating to the moment you receive your degree—ready to be framed and proudly hung up on a wall. Graduation day is always …

Communities of Color United: Call to ACTION!

CCU is outraged at the lack of transparency and intentional shut-out of our community’s participation on issues of public safety in our community! Austin City Council is exploiting the vulnerability of this moment to quickly redirect money and power to the Austin Police Department. We are encouraging everyone to contact city staff and representatives to let them know that this …

I Think of Everything as Kinda Kinky

By Jeremy Teal I think of everything as kinky. If you think about it, everything stimulates somebody in some way, and what else is kink but stimulation. It is all personal—personal being between you and those who you practice your scenes with. One my favorite things about kink is the consensual model that all kink worlds follow. Everyone has to …

9 Alternatives to “Partner” as Gender-Neutral Terms of Endearment

By Jae Lin When our loved ones identify us with our appropriate pronouns, names, and designations, it is deeply validating and meaningful, because communicate that they see us as we want to be seen. And for every role someone has in our lives, there are almost always multiple and varied ways of referring to that person—when those roles are gendered. …

Imposter Syndrome

  Imposter syndrome affects many people. However, marginalized communities can be especially susceptible to this these feelings. But what is imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is a term that was originally coined to define an individual’s fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of their success, competence, or belonging.  People experiencing imposter syndrome may feel like they have deceived or tricked …

4 Habit Trackers for Everyday Life

  In December, we posted a blog with suggestions on how to be successful in creating your New Year’s resolutions. Now that it is a new year, we want to follow up with some specific tools that can assist you with tracking the progress of your resolutions in order to help you reach your goals. Often times, the hardest part …

6 Tips for Reducing Meat Consumption

With the new year many people decide to make New Year’s resolutions, one of the most common resolutions every year is the decision to cut out or limit the amount of animal products that we consume by becoming a vegetarian, vegan, or simply, by limiting the amount of animal products in our meals. But where do we start? What can …

New Year’s Resolutions

  It’s that time of the year again where we get together and celebrate the ending of another year and when we share our hope that the next year will be brighter and better than the last. Every year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions in an effort to motivate us to create a change in our lives. Sometimes …

QPOC and Dating

    Dating can be complicated for many people, but especially for us as queer people of color (QPOC), for whom the process of meeting others to form uplifting and supportive relationships is complicated by the many intersections of our lives. The effects of racism, sexism, and other oppressions are highlighted and made glaringly apparent through dating and intimate encounters. …