Meet the Student Journalists

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Age: 21

School: Bowling Green State University

Major: Human Development and Family Studies and minors in Sexuality Studies and Popular Culture

Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio

Favorite writer: I would say it’s probably a three-way tie between John Green, Carolyn Mackler and Khaled Hosseini

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Rose and Jack in Titanic in the car! Classic.

Hidden talent: I am a former competitor in grocery bagging competitions and one year made it to the state championships with the Ohio’s Grocers Association/



Age: 21

School: The Ohio State University

Major: Public Health-Sociology Specialization

Hometown:Columbus, Ohio

Favorite writer: right now it’s Trudy of Gradient Lair

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Dean and Cindy’s oral sex scene from Blue Valentine

Hidden talent: not having a hidden talent


choicewords picKatherine

Age: 21

School: University of Kansas—Rock Chalk Jayhawk, y’all.

Major: English, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Russian Minor

Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas

Favorite writer: Oh god this is too hard. I’ll do a top five. Brian Friel, Cristina Garcia, Chaim Potok, Gloria Anzaldua, Neil Gaiman, Harriet Mullen, Margaret Edson, Emily Bronte, Susan Stryker, Laurie Penny. Okay, so it’s a top ten, but what did you expect? Top five is too hard.

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: When Ayla and Jondalar get it on for the first time in The Valley of the Horses. Not only is it an enormous, late Stone Age adventure/empowering, romance lead by a badass female character with literally hundreds of pages of sexual tension oozing out the pages, but Ayla never’s gotten pleasure from sex before—so Jondalar makes it his mission to focus entirely on her having awesome orgasms. And it is AWESOME.

Hidden talent: I have an 85% accuracy rating when it comes to guessing where people bought their clothes. It’s been tested. By science.


slut walk 1Kayla

Age: 18

School: University of Central Florida

Major: Political Science and English

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Favorite writer: If I only read Margaret Atwood and John Keats for the rest of my life I would be happy.

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: The first sex scene from Christopher and His Kind between Chris and Casper. It’s oddly sweet and the whole movie is diamonds. This was as also the first film I saw that showed sex between two people of the same gender. I consider it a kind of milestone in my very queer life.

Hidden talent: I can make mac and cheese like nobody else. I’m a mean, green, water boiling machine.



Age: 19

School: University of Texas at Austin

Major: International Relations and Global Studies

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Favorite writer: Various bloggers on Tumblr

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis scene from Black Swan

Hidden talent: I have never lost in a game of Taboo



Age: 21

School: Scripps College

Major: Political Science and French Studies

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

Favorite writer: Sloane Crosby, Lemony Snicket, Margaret Atwood, John Darnielle

Favorite sex scene from a movie/TV/book: When Daenerys actually bonds with Drogo and proceeds to rock his world in the Game of Thrones show. Sexy and sweet too! 🙂

Hidden talent: Eating excessive amounts of Pad Thai and then going out for ice cream.