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Welcome to my Pride Blog!

Hello Cal Poly! Welcome to my blog! My name is Abigail, and I use they/them/theirs, xe/xem/xyr, and she/her/hers pronouns. I’m a student assistant at the Pride Center under Student Diversity and Belonging (SDAB), and I’ll be running a blog this year! 

Some fun facts about me: I’m a third year Graphic Communication major, minoring in English and planning to add a minor in Ethnic Studies. I have five younger siblings, who are some of my best friends in the whole world. I’ve been a vegetarian my entire life. I write fantasy novels featuring LGBTQ+ characters—I’ve been writing for seven years and I hope to be published one day. My favorite movie is Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. 

This will be my second year working at the Pride Center, and things certainly look different this year in the COVID environment, but I’m excited for the work we’re doing with SDAB no matter what form it takes!

I’m sure you’re wondering right about now, “So, Abigail, what’s up with this blog? What can I expect to see here? Why should I be excited about this?” Those are fantastic questions, thank you! You all are doing so great at this Blog Reader thing already. There will be two different series of blog posts on this blog! These two series will alternate biweekly on Tuesdays. 

One will be a Queer Media Review series, where I review media either containing LGBTQ+ characters or made by LGBTQ+ creators. I’m for sure planning on reviewing some books, TV shows, and movies, but I may also explore things like podcasts and music—any type of media is fair game. 

The second will be a series about my perspective as an LGBTQ+ college student on different issues affecting our community! I’ll touch on topics like questioning gender identity, the coming out experience, LGBTQ+ history, racism and specifically anti-Black racism in the LGBTQ+ community, and more. I’m very excited for both of these blog series, and I hope you are too. 

What are some topics you’d love to see my perspective on? What are some of your favorite pieces of LGBTQ+ media that I should check out and consider reviewing? Let me know in the comments—I’d love to meet you and hear your perspective! 

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