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Sex on Tuesday

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Over time, by choosing to love myself, I have come to see that I’m not responsible for the way that people perceive me.
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FedEx sperm

Hopping the Pond

I was an only child with lesbian parents; my genetic father was somewhere out there. I’d reached a clear understanding, and shame subsided for acceptance.
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Daddy Issues

Sex on Tuesday

It took me 22 years to embrace my actual identity and understand that what I thought was an attraction to men was actually an outright addiction to the male gaze.
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‘Dirty’ lesbian

Thinking Outside the Binary

I couldn’t be a lesbian. Not because I was certain I liked men as well as girls, but because I didn’t want to be treated as less than human.
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The L-word

Sex on Tuesday

What kinds of desire have I ignored toward the goal of rendering myself simple enough to be legible to my family?
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Not sorry for all of my lesbian sins

Unsettled Settler

After my family learned I was a lesbian, I separated myself from church because of their homophobic treatment toward me. But now that I’ve become aware of its true history and purposes in Latin America, not only do I not want to be associated with it for its homophobic rhetoric, but also for its undeniable role as colonizers.
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