Usually, I’m scared of my mom reading my posts. But not this time. With this post, I’m scared of my AP Literature teacher stumbling upon it, my elitist literature-loving friends finding it, or, even worse – my future college professors in the English department reading it. Because this post is dedicated to one argument: young-adult books are just as valuable as what many people refer to as “literature,” and on some occasions more valuable than such classics. Continue reading
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Yesterday, I was talking to a friend I had made at the summer program I’m currently attending.
“What will you tell them?” I asked her. I was referring to her friends at home – I was curious about how she would describe me.
“I need to preface it by telling them you’re gay. No guy self-deprecates as much as you do, or says the things that you do,” she said.
One of my best friends told me that I shouldn’t write a coming out post. If people are reading what I write and responding well, why tell them? I agree with her, in a sense.
But there are a myriad of people who stereotype gays. There are those who are curious about gays. They talk about gays. They throw around slurs and rumors and categorize people because they are gay. It’s funny, because gays receive so much attention, but so few rights. Continue reading