Nice To See You! How Have You Been?

Sunday, 6 October 2013, 21:17 | Category : activism, equality, feminisim, human rights, lgbt, motivate, positivity
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I realize that it has been almost a year since the last update here at rise up buffalo.  To my readers, I am truly sorry.  Life has become chock full of things to be done and this web journal had to be put on the back burner for a bit.  I should have mentioned that, […]






Rochester NY or The Place To Be

Sunday, 18 March 2012, 16:31 | Category : art, coffee, equality, feminisim, rachacha
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“I’m a pixie, I’m a paper doll, I’m a cartoon” Ani Difranco Music has always had an effect on me. It brings memories rushing to the surface, good and bad. When my iPod shuffles to an Ani D song that I have not heard in a while, most likely my thoughts will turn to Rochester, […]






The Holidays and Gender Roles

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 21:00 | Category : culture, feminisim, holidays, life, sociology
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Studying Sociology has become a double edged sword for me. Over the holiday season, my sense of gender roles and norms becomes heightened. Most of the time I have to keep my mouth shut and ‘go with the flow’, but sometimes I decide that I want to engage in a conversation that will hopefully lead […]






Is This A Dream?

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 15:32 | Category : career, feminisim, life, motivate
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Sometimes I wonder if my current state is merely a dream and that someday soon I will wake up to a different reality. I will still have the same apartment and the same significant other, but I will be doing something else (something better and more important) with my life. On that day I will […]






Social Construction and Gender

Saturday, 13 August 2011, 16:51 | Category : culture, equality, feminisim, sociology
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Let me begin this post by saying that, yes, I have completed my second bachelors degree in Sociology.  As of May 2011, I have double degrees, Music (1997) and Sociology (2011), and will hopefully begin a PhD in Sociology and Gender Studies, beginning in 2012.  Along the path to obtaining this degree, I have become […]