Hello, and welcome to my blog, “Unladylike Musings.” This blog is something that I have wanted to start for a while. It is meant to be a place for not only myself, but others, to process through issues around sexuality and gender, especially as it relates to the modern woman. I will often post any articles, quotes, news stories, etc. that I find interesting. I may or may not post my own comments. Every once in a while I might also do a book or movie review.
As you may have guessed, I myself am a woman. I graduated from George Fox University with a degree in Sociology. I am also white, cisgendered, and a Quaker. I have grown up in the Northwest, and though I have traveled a lot, have never lived anywhere else. I work at a women’s shelter, interacting mainly with homeless women. I do not have any pets and am terrified of trying to take care of a plant. I love to take pictures and do some professional photography on the side (which means that most, if not all of the pictures posted on here will be my own work).
I share these things not because I want to talk about myself but rather so you can see a bit of the lens I look through. No one can truly look at the world objectively because we all have different histories, backgrounds, and experiences. I just ask that when you read this blog and especially if you chose to comment, that you keep this in mind and be respectful of the stories of others, including mine and your own.
The intention of this blog as I’ve mentioned earlier is to be a safe place. Please read through the Comment Policy before you chose to comment. I want readers to feel comfortable to express their opinions and engage in honest dialog. On that note a word of warning. I am a very open and honest person and my intentions are not to offend people. Please use the contact form to let me know if you find anything I say or post to be offensive etc. There is no guarantee that I will remove it but I would love to discuss my intentions and your observations with you.
So, thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and I look forward to seeing what this blog develops into. Let us ditch the “lady” and talk culture!
Update: Read my 100th post!