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. :)
HIIII! I am SO sorry this post is getting up so late! I sort of lost track of my days since getting home from camp (Tuesday) and leaving again a few days later (Sunday). I'm now in Boston, doing research for my senior thesis (see below for my "find of the day") and hopefully seeing a few friends along the way.
First year orientation begins tomorrow--which is oh, so exciting! Welcome to the South/North Carolina/Durham/Duke, 2015! And most importantly, welcome to our Community! Regardless of how you identify, or don't, or how "active" you want to be, this blog, the LGBT(Q) Center, and your fellow passionate, quirky activists are here for you to help you make the most of your time at Duke.
So, to get you started, read Cameron's reflections on his first year at Duke as he offers you advice on how not to fall into the same pits that he did, and then check out Megan's post highlighting some of the many wonderful things going on this semester--including a before classes start orientation reception next Sunday, August 28th (SEE YOU THERE!).
Sadly, there are no anonymous posts this week. We need you, readers!
A little something to leave you with (click on the picture to enlarge), courtesy of Wilma Scott Heide Papers, 1968-1985; "The Boss." MC 522, Box 12, Folder 13. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over breaks and throughout the school year. 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).