Sorry, Pride Only Celebrates Your Body If You're FitI'm no body-image expert, but it seems to me that Pride has a big problem when it comes to the representation and celebration of bodies. It's one of the most explicit messages we send without saying anything at all, and it's an insidious problem, but it eats, sleeps, and breathes among us at Pride (and throughout the rest of the year). Ask yourself a few questions: What do the men you see dancing in their underwear at the club look like?
Watch any media appearance by Laverne Cox and you will see a mastermind who knows exactly how to get her message across... every. single. time. Laverne is one of those people with a rare, powerful charisma that allows her to go from a playful kiki to discussing the bills, legislation, and anti-trans attitudes across the nation.
The first time I had sex, I felt truly connected to my radical femme ancestors. I felt my smooth body a prize and blessing, something I was allowing someone else to enjoy. I felt myself worthy of receiving exactly what I wanted without immediate reciprocation. Most of all, I felt free. This beautiful moment went down in a cheap motel because no one would let my long-distance boyfriend stay with us. The room was all gray, white, and navy – boring. It was also very quiet.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".