13 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Women

Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel As women, it’s important that we work to empower those who come after us. We need to leave the world better than we found it. I have always stuck by the saying, “Empowered women empower women.” But, that needs to start at a young age.  The underestimation of … Continue reading 13 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Women

Debunking Bisexuality Myths

This week on Love, Geeky Girl, I broke down the myths surrounding bisexuality. I have known that I was bisexual since I was 9 or 10 years old. However, it took me well over a decade to come out to family and most friends. A lot of these myths contributed to 1) my self-hatred, and 2) my hesitancy in coming out. It took a long time for me to be comfortable in my own skin as a proud bisexual, demiromantic, GNC person. I hope that you take the time to read these myths and truths. Share it with the people who don’t understand or would like further clarification on the identity. And, drop any questions you have in the comments section. I am happy to answer anything that isn’t hostile, hate-driven, or derogatory. All my love, Dani

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By: Dani Kessel

Identifying as a bisexual person comes with a plethora of misconceptions about who I am, what I do, and how my identity impacts my queerness. Nearly every bisexual has to fight against these false ideas about who they are. What makes it even more frustrating is having to answer the same questions over and over again. In order to educate others and decrease the need for explanations, I decided to compile a list of some of the most common bisexuality myths and break them down. Here we go!

Myth: Bisexuality is just a phase before coming out as gay or straight.

Truth: Bisexuality is a completely valid identity. It is not a stepping stone. It is not a way station. People in same gender relationships aren’t gay. People in different gender relationships aren’t straight. Bisexuals exist. Period. 

In the past, folks may have come out as bi…

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I Won’t Be A Well-Behaved Woman

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By: Dani Kessel

If you were assigned female at birth or you identify/present as a woman, you are told on a daily basis what you are expected to be. You need to be soft spoken, mild mannered, friendly to everyone. Have the perfect body. Cross your legs. Don’t take up too much space. Smile more. Put others’ needs before your own. Don’t demand too much. Get married and settle down with a nice man. Procreate. Basically be the perfectly well-behaved woman. We’ve heard it all before.

The truth is that I will never be what society wants me to be. 

I am too tall. I don’t have flawless skin. I’m too curvy and weigh too much. I like comic books, video games, pop culture. I’m too nerdy for my own good. I don’t want the white picket fence. I’m not straight; I’m bi. I’m certainly gender nonconforming. I hate dresses…

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Tips For Maintaining Your Mental Health While On Vacation

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By: Dani Kessel

Many people rarely go on vacation, so they constantly expend energy and keep on the move to enjoy it to the fullest. They plan every second of every minute of every day. This drive can be great for adventures. It can also result in mental burnout if left unchecked though. Ask yourself this: Will you really enjoy your vacation if by the end you are too exhausted to get back to your daily life? As an avid traveler and someone who has moved around my whole life, I’ve picked up tips to help maintain a healthy mental state while on your trip. Here are my best suggestions as you plan everything out.

Schedule breaks to rest and recuperate.

This may sound strange in reference to vacation, but give yourself some empty time slots within your busy schedule. When you work in rest time, you are less likely…

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Practical Gifts For Your Chronically-Ill Loved Ones *Guest Post* — Love, Geeky Girl

Hi everybody! Here is my most recent post on Love, Geeky Girl. If you enjoyed it, let me know. Also, go subscribe to that blog too! Sam is always putting up great content to read. It’s the holiday season again! With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Nicholas Tag, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, and Pancha Ganapati all coming … Continue reading Practical Gifts For Your Chronically-Ill Loved Ones *Guest Post* — Love, Geeky Girl

On John Green’s Characters: Teenagers DO Speak That Way

  I have always loved John Green's books since the first time I picked one up. He writes YA Fiction, but he writes content with which I connect even as an adult. His stories tell of the human condition, and characters (especially the girls) are complex, nuanced, and flawed. They are people, not ideas of … Continue reading On John Green’s Characters: Teenagers DO Speak That Way