Identity Category

The Second Theme: Identity


LGBT- gay rights, homophobia, just my thoughts.

This is probably going to end up being a ramble. But I really wanted to make a blog post about this. What is LGBT? LGBT stands for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community. It is a community of people who’s sexuality is one of those listed here. As you must be aware, many people in this world do…

Not a Madr*si: The Identity of South Indians

Not a Madr*si: The Identity of South Indians

It is not uncommon to hear someone from South India being referred to as a Madrasi. However, this is considered offensive, as this one word “Madrasi” erases the multitude of quirks and idiosyncrasies that characterize the nearly 252 million people living in the southern part of India. This entertaining video, South of India by Enna Da…

On a Plate by Toby Morris

Privilege versus Poverty: A Comic

“You have such a privileged life. Don’t waste your opportunities.” You’ve probably been told that a million times.  I know I heard it so much that I got sick of it. But it wasn’t until recently that I understood exactly what privilege was. We will discuss privilege in more detail in class, but until then,…


Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality: Answers from APA

Taboo topics such as sexual orientation are not discussed in the open. It’s natural to have questions and doubts about these topics. American Psychological Association (APA) provides answers to popular questions on sexual orientation and homosexuality here. The answers are objective, backed by years of solid research evidence.  Do come back and share your comments…

Behing the glass

The Un-Selfie: Taking back the self-portrait

Contribution by: Shruti Gupta Author: Marie McGrory   The selfie: on a slow day, I probably see twenty while skimming social media. Other days, I am sure that number is in the hundreds. Recently on Your Shot, National Geographic staff photographers Mark Thiessen and Becky Hale ran a Self-Portrait assignment. I can’t say I was…

John Green Quote

Look beyond the camaouflouge

When we’re born, we never get to choose our parents or the type of community or situation we’re born in. It just happens. Giving an amount of certain respect to another person nowadays are not given without taking into consideration their economical background, their race, religion and all labels that are used to create barriers…


To Choose or to Not

I must start out by saying that identities need not be a concept that is personal. I agree that having decided to touch upon the topic, one must first consider their own identities in order to bring themselves a step closer to the elusive self- actualization on the top of “Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs”. But…


A Mix of Many Things

by Alyssa Murray Contribution by: Usha KR I am a mix of many things, I can’t quite be defined Not the same, specifically, as anyone you’ll find It’s not that I am something special, in comparison to you, Because you also are a mix of things that make up you I simply see that most…


I’m Me : That’s my Identity

The ‘i’ identity, is something I’ve just discovered – but it’s better late than never. I often felt lost among the trappings of society, but that’s because of how I saw myself. I felt I didn’t belong and tried dipping my feet into different shoes, to see which would fit. I tried them loosely, and…

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