"When I started getting tattoos, I gained a lot of confidence and started looking at my body [as] something beautiful,” Menzies wrote in an email to The Ubyssey.
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“I thought you said you were ready.”
I thought that people would at least make an effort to get to know me, especially if our personalities seemed to match. But all they saw was a short, not-skinny girl of Chinese descent.
According to Seeking Arrangements, 71 UBC students used the app in 2020. This places the school 17th out of all Canadian schools for users.
roar for the parts of you / that go unsold
You don’t need an orgasm to have good sex, and the pressure to make one happen can make sex bad.
If my personal choice to expose myself to some horny dude’s dishonesty could inadvertently transmit the coronavirus to people I care about, that exclusive agency over sexual autonomy fades.
Both Facknitz and Cook stressed that their disabilities are an integral part of who they are and far from a bad thing. Because of this, it’s important to them that their disability is not treated like an aside, but rather an intrinsic part of who they are.
The most compelling thought about autonomy that I was exposed to in my undergrad was during a conversation about chlamydia.
In a time where we can no longer hug, touch or even stand less than six feet away from one another, what does autonomy look like in the context of the greater good?
“My default position for Board meetings would be that things should be open to the extent they can be,” McKenzie said.
Here are a few wonderful resources I’ve found that could help work towards this that are all campus and/or Lower Mainland based.
The BSU serves as a home away from home for both local and international Black students on campus at UBC.
Unfortunately, at UBC safe spaces are hard to come by. Is it worth the emotional labour to turn this space into a safe one?
As I nestled further into my cocoon, I became keenly aware that the act of doing absolutely nothing is contrary to everything that I have been taught as a Black woman.