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Bringing Sexy Mac! On the shock of ‘Minnesota Nice’

March 7, 2014

As part of various ally and anti-oppression trainings, I have been asked to name my most salient identities. While I always list a series of three or four adjective descriptors, the noun that anchors them all is New Yorker. (I...

Bringing Sexy Mac!: On the complexities of platonic love

February 28, 2014

At a bar over J-term, one of my closest friends and I were sharing a table with a very talkative stranger. She was nice, wanted to toast with us a lot and went on tangents that were more entertaining than annoying. After moving to...

Bringing Sexy Mac: A Valentine To Yourself: Re-Centering Self-Love

February 14, 2014

You may think to call me selfish, but when I first thought of what element of sex positivity I wanted to highlight on Valentine’s Day, I immediately thought of myself—or more specifically, how I love myself. Both in and ou...

Bringing Sexy Mac: The Radical Politics of Self-Love

February 14, 2014

You may think to call me selfish, but when I first thought of what element of sex positivity I wanted to highlight on Valentine’s Day, I immediately thought of myself—or more specifically, how I love myself. Both in and ou...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Sex, relationships and anger

December 6, 2013

When I’m home, my brother and I usually spend the night on our respective computers, but every once in a while we camp out in the kitchen and just talk about whatever. One of the last of these conversations has left me thinking ab...

Bringing Sexy Mac! The ins and outs of coming out

October 11, 2013

I share a lot about myself for this column. Usually found in the opening anecdote, I have spoken about experiences as trivial as constantly hearing the Weyerhaeuser bell as a Kirk resident, and as sensitive as my history of sh...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Defining virginity: no popping of cherries in this ‘virgin’ cocktail

September 13, 2013

With the start of classes and the arrival of the student body back to campus (minus our study away peers), the ding of the memorial bell in front of Weyerhaeuser is guaranteed to welcome us all back. For those unfamiliar with th...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Safe(r): Thinking about spaces at Mac for conversations about surviving violence

April 12, 2013

It might say a lot about my activities on campus when I say that I really know my icebreakers. I have participated in enough trainings and encountered enough leadership-building exercises to have a good sense of what does and do...

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