Denarii Monroe

Denarii Monroe

I'm a writer.

Blackness; gender; sexuality (including polyamory & BDSM); LGBTQIA (bisexuality specifically); disability; classism; Health at Every Size, body positivity, and fat acceptance movements, and much more.

  • 41
    stories
  • 60K
    words
41
stories for
15
publications
Denarii Monroe's stories for
Show all
ravishly.com

I'm Not Giving Up On My Dreams, And Neither Should You

I talk about my dream of being a screenwriter and how I've decided to use my frustrations with the struggle of being an artist to fuel a new chapter in my artistic life.

ravishly.com

Struggling With Personal Boundaries? Check Out Our 'How To' Guide

Struggling With Personal Boundaries? Check Out Our ...

ravishly.com

Alternative Activism: 3 Ways To Get Involved That Aren't A Rally ...

Alternative Activism: 3 Ways To Get Involved That A...

ravishly.com

I'm Almost 30, But My Celebrity Crushes Are Realer Than Ever ...

I'm Almost 30, But My Celebrity Crushes Are Realer ...

ravishly.com

The Right To Be Ugly: How Lookism Affects My Ability To Be Carefree

I write about lookism (which I explain) and the struggle to feel beautiful in a society that won't let me be.

ravishly.com

Friend Breakups Can Hurt As Much As Romantic Breakups

I write about the significance of friendship break ups for queer and trans people of color from my own perspective of losing a friend.

1472 1018445824946 6293 n article
ravishly.com

3 Ways To Avoid Tokenizing People (Because I'm Sick Of It)

Tips for avoiding tokenizing marginalized groups, based on my own personal and activist experiences.

Thinkstockphotos 518783352 article
ravishly.com

Having Very Curly Hair Is Challenging, But Not For The Reasons You'd Expect

I write about having curly, Afro-textured hair and the challenges of living in a society that devalues who I am.

ravishly.com

My Therapist Fired Me — And I'm OK With It

I talk about my own experiences with the therapist/patient relationship and the importance of being honest with and listening to ourselves.

ravishly.com

Tough Love: Not Always A Great Way To Help People Succeed

I talk about the shame of failure and why "tough love" talk often isn't the right way to go about helping people who are struggling or trying to find their way.

ravishly.com

Why I Never, Ever Want A Roommate Again

I write about adulting, disability, and taking responsibility for myself and others.

6143376184 90d65115d0 b article
ravishly.com

I Visited Planned Parenthood For The First Time At Age 29

I talk about my expectations (or lack thereof) and how even the most "woke" of us can still harbor negative, ignorant ideas about this essential institution.

0eeb4e1d36f9bab4b9a33ef2e779cd01 article
ravishly.com

Writing Culture Has An Ableism Problem

I interview six writers with various disabilities and explore the obstacles that those of us with disabilities face in writing industries.

ravishly.com

On Activism: An Open Letter To My Peoples

I write an open letter to the various marginalized communities to which I belong, talking about activism and why some of us can't always "be there."

200 s article
ravishly.com

On Navigating My Attraction To Whiteness As A Black Woman

Almost a response to my 2013 Black Girl Dangerous essay about Michael B. Jordan and Fruitvale Station, I talk about my crush on actor Matthew Gray Gubler and how the task of shedding the damage of white supremacy is a marathon, not a sprint like I had hoped.