A space for talking about LGBTQ experiences in St. Louis.

 Written by students in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at WashU, this blog is an exploration of the intersection of theory, practice, and community outreach.

Recent Blog Posts

Michelle Obama’s Becoming

From Bestseller to the Netflix Screens Michelle Obama's Becoming By: Caitlynn Bohanon Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir Becoming took the world by storm, becoming a #1 New York Times Bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and even winning an NAACP Image Award. Obama used the two years since she and her family resided in the White […]

A Coming Out Story 65 Years in the Making

A Coming Out Story 65 Years in the Making
On April 29, 2020, Netflix will release A Secret Love, a documentary about the lives of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel. Donahue and Henschel have been together as a couple since 1947 but did not come out—to anyone—until over 60 years later. Donahue’s great nephew, Chris Bolan, directed the film, which follows the couple from […]

Staying Busy During Quarantine by Caitlynn Bohanon

Staying Busy During Quarantine: Sexuality- and Gender-Related Media to Keep Busy During Quarantine   With COVID-19 keeping us all indoors and socially distanced (hopefully!), you may be looking for things to pass the time and keep you connected with the outside world. To help you stay engaged with the feminist and queer community during this […]

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