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You know the tagline I hate when it comes to stories about queer people?

“I always knew.”

There’s a subreddit for older lesbians called r/latebloomerlesbians. There’s a Facebook group called “Later In Life Lesbians.” Autostraddle has a tag called “coming out a little later.” What they all have in common: late. As if there’s a timetable, and some of us just missed the train we were supposed to catch.

I suspect what I’m about to say will resonate with a lot of readers. The truth is, many queer people didn’t always know. Some of us came to our identities in our thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond. And given the narrative we see in the media–the tortured teenager figuring it out–it’s easy to feel left behind.

Or dumb. “Why did it take me so long? Why did I have relationships with the wrong people? Why am I so late to this?”

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Women and Words

I’m not sure if it’s due to the current sociopolitical climate or if the stars have just aligned a certain way for me, but the major focus in most of my classes this semester is hope. As a disclaimer, I’d like to state that I am a Forensic Psychology major and a Gender Studies minor. We talk a lot about the future and what needs to change in both fields. We’re thinkers and we’re talkers in every sense of the word. However, talk is talk. This semester there has been a bit of a shift. We’re not just talking about what needs to change and giving ourselves a pat on the back anymore. We’re putting eggs in a basket, setting up walkouts and rally’s, and feeling hopeful. Or at least, that’s what I think my professors want me to feel, especially else feels so hopeless. I think they, the…

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I’ve been on the road this past week. I had been extremely stressed out—physically, emotionally, and mentally. I needed to spend some time doing nothing so very badly, or or risk having an emotional breakdown (which my family has a history of), becoming mentally unfocused (and fuck up at work), and/or becoming physically ill (which I am prone to do during times of great stress).

So I went somewhere that I knew was calm and peaceful. Somewhere where there aren’t all kinds of shiny modern things to draw my attention and make me all excited and active, but rather someplace where the shine comes from only the sun, and the glory that is nature.

Mother Nature did some pretty nifty things on this planet and I have always wanted to see as much of it as I can. However, as things have turned out in my life, I haven’t been…

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My granddaughter in the innocence of childhood hears the ocean swooshing within its depth. It is something she will remember until the day that memory is shattered by reality. Good bye Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and the ocean waves crashing in a shell.

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Discovering my asexuality was a three-year journey. A slow, three-year journey, littered with small “a-ha” moments. When I come out to people, they always ask, when did you know?

Verbalizing Attraction by Deepa Prasad

Asexuality and some things you need to know

  • Aces may or may not have sex.
  • Aces may or may not experience arousal.
  • Aces may or may not masturbate.
  • Aces may or may not possess sexual desire.
  • Aces may or may not desire relationships.

Sensual attraction is not sexual attraction. Sensual attraction can be expressed through intimacy with another person in a tactile emotional way, such as via cuddling or holding hands, and may not necessarily be tethered to sexual attraction.

 

Most ace people experience attraction to others, whether romantic, aesthetic, sensual, emotional, and/or intellectual. Attraction can exist beyond sex, and a lack of sexual attraction does not necessarily mean a lack of attraction overall.

The majority of the ace community defines their asexuality by a lack of sexual attraction.

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INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE ROASTED GARLIC BUTTER PARMESAN POTATOES

  • 3 pounds (1.5 kg) baby red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 6 large cloves of garlic finely chopped or minced
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup crisp bacon bits (optional)

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

Roasted Garlic Butter Parmesan Potatoes - #eatwell101 #recipe #poatoes #sidedish - These epic roasted potatoes with garlic butter parmesan are perfect side for your meal! - #recipe by #eatwell101

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200°C). Grease a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil and set aside.

2. Parboil baby red potatoes in boiling water for 5 to 8 minutes to precook them. They’ll be more tender on the inside when roasting.

3. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup of olive oil, garlic, salt, herbs, pepper, and parmesan cheese together, mixing to combine. Add a little more olive oil if the parmesan cheese has absorbed most of it.

4. Toss parboiled potatoes through the garlic parmesan mixture to evenly coat.

5. Arrange the coated potatoes cut side down in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes with tongs or a spatula, until potatoes are browned and crisped at the edges.

6. In the meantime, gently melt butter in the microwave and combine with fresh chopped parsley. Remove potatoes for the oven, and drizzle with the butter parsley sauce. Add bacon bits, toss to coat well and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • For extra golden potatoes, you can broil the potatoes for 2-4 minutes after roasting.
  • Parboiling potatoes is optional, if you want to skip this step, just roast potatoes for 35 – 40 minutes.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool down for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before removing. This will ensure parmesan sticks to the potatoes, not on the baking sheet surface.

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