June 6, 2011

Anonymous Posts (5.31.11-6.6.11)

Every week, we collect anonymous entries sent in using the link on our sidebar and post them all on Monday. We post anything as long as it doesn't contain personal attacks, hate speech, or express or insinuate that one is at risk for hurting themselves or someone else. Please read this for an explanation of this policy and seek help if your or a friend find yourself in that position. With those exceptions aside, please feel free to submit your thoughts and questions. :)


If you haven't checked in recently, you've missed our first round of really super awesome summer posts! So be sure to catch up by reading about Sheryl Swoopes, AJ's workplace conundrum, and Dan's airport experiences.

Since being home, I've done a lot of couch-sitting, good-food-eating and doctor-appointment-ing. Does anyone else seem to become a lab rat for doctors when you're home?

The WNBA season opened yesterday. My hometown Phoenix Mercury lost to Duke's very own Krystal Thomas's Seattle Storm. That's bittersweet right there!

We're still collecting senior posts, so hit me (Risa) up if you're interested! Uncle Sam BDU Blog Wants You!! Make sure to visit us later in the week to read our very first one!

I just graduated this past May, without ever having told anyone at Duke that I might be gay or bi or at least anything other than a girl who likes guys. I hate that, because I feel like I missed out on a big opportunity. It's too late for me... But it might not be for you.

Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over summer, too! If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).


  1. #1 - Hey, thanks for submitting. I think your posts references that it is now too late for you to come out or explore sexuality in college, since you've by definition graduated college, but I would definitely think that is of little importance, considering you've got a whole life ahead of you! (If exploring your sexuality is what you want to do!)

    Also, judging by the incredible continued presence of the alumni in the LGBTQ community here at Duke (including many members of the LGBTQ Alumni group at Duke who were closeted when they were students at Duke!), you can always get involved with the community at any time. If you wanted to talk to out students here, I don't think that resource closes for you just because you're a grad . =) I know myself and anyone else in our community is always open to starting these conversations, if you want to start them!

    Good luck!

  2. Megan, I would be careful about speaking for everyone in the community, because not everyone is as friendly and "open to starting these conversations" as you are.
    There's a huge difference between what the ideal community is like and what it actually is. Just sayin'.