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"As a former cheerleader and an alumna of a High School that took its cheerleading seriously and has sent several squads to rigorous state competitions in the last 20 years (and won once!) I think this is fantastic. While many [...]" · View
  • This, this, this! I’m not gonna lie, I have a complicated relationship with abortion, as I think many people do. I’ve always identified as pro-choice with an emphasis on the choice, but the connotation can be overwhelming. It means that more than one sexual partner in the past automatically assumed that I would plan to [...]

  • Tryingtosmile commented on the blog post Halloween open thread: did you go as a sexy _____?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I wore a sexy (but not revealing) blue dress, red heals, and red devil horns as “Devil with a blue dress on.” The song has some problematic lyrics (something about the girl being not to skinny and not to fat? ugh), but I always liked it and found it to be empowering. For a fairly [...]

  • Tryingtosmile posted an update:   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    As a former cheerleader and an alumna of a High School that took its cheerleading seriously and has sent several squads to rigorous state competitions in the last 20 years (and won once!) I think this is fantastic.

    While many cheerleading programs do have a lot of fluff even more of them have a lot of hard work behind the program. Those girls and guys work HARD!

  • Tryingtosmile commented on the blog post Student cut from high school football team for wearing pink cleats   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    While there might be something resembling a legitimate concern for those playing professional football (I’m still a little skeptical though) at the high school level I really doubt it makes much of a difference. Several boys on my brother’s football team (and other teams throughout the conference) played with pink wristbands, shoes and socks in [...]

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