Gabrielle Alexa

Writer, passionate feminist, and cat mom.
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This Is How Global Tragedy And The LGBTQ Community Are Intimately Connected

When tragedy and blame are weapons, it puts lives at risk. It can draw advocacy away from us by punishing our allies. It can inform the politics that keep us from being equal. And the more that I see the mistreatment of my community, the more terrified I become.

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The Orgasm Gap — Just Like The Pay Gap, But With Sex

Of the myriad of ways that gender inequality manifests in our daily lives, the orgasm gap is one that doesn’t get enough coverage.

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Apprehensive Consent: Does It Count As Rape?

Sometimes “yes” means no. Sometimes silence means no. Sometimes a non-verbal “no” is loud and understandable, but can be overlooked in the absence of a verbal one. Sexual assault is greater than “no means no” which is why we have to teach consent.

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Gala Darling Wants You To Change Your Life With Radical Self Love

Perhaps there was something cosmic involved in the timing of my conversation with Gala Darling. I spoke to the author, blogger, and speaker immediately after my own self-love hiatus – a sophisticated way of admitting that I’d stopped making myself a priority since April. Gala has been helping women find ‘radical self-love’ for almost a […]

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Is It Surprising That Women Love This Kind Of Porn?

We need to clarify that women like porn. Period. We aren’t sexually delicate. We aren’t inherently asexual. We are capable of being visually stimulated. We can even get off on the current mainstream porn that dehumanizes, objectifies, and offends our identities — we just shouldn’t have to.

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Vaginal Shame Is Real And It Can Really Impact Your Health

As a society that praises the power of vaginas, we sure do simultaneously foster a lot of vaginal shame. Women receive messages that claim we should taste like water or smell like fruit down there, and we learn that our vaginas are unappealing unless masked by-products. We are socialized to shave, wax, or even use […]

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The Loneliness Of The Bisexual Woman

Biphobia doesn’t just actively oppress bisexual people, it’s something we internalize and use against ourselves, too.

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Ashley Graham and Adowah Aboah Revolutionize How To Live Boldly

As I am staring at the models and brand ambassadors for Revlon’s spring beauty campaign. I’m struck by how revolutionary they are. I’m at Skylight Modern in midtown Manhattan, where the campaign launch party is taking place, and they are standing on-stage against a backdrop that reads “LIVE BOLDLY” in proud capital letters. Some of […]

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How Should America Show Up for Black Women?

America suffers from a very particular form of amnesia. It allows individuals to pretend that everyone, including historically oppressed groups, experience the freedoms of this country in the same way.