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.

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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.

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

Struggling With Personal Boundaries? Check Out Our ...

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why I Never, Ever Want A Roommate Again

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

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.