In The Margins

Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Letting go of lesbian

When I came out almost five years ago, I thought that would be the end of my confusion about my sexuality. I believed everything was cut and dry: either you were gay, lesbian, straight or bisexual. I figured al...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Dyke spaces must evolve to survive

For the past two years, I have had the honor of leading the Dyke March at Atlanta Pride and I look forward to doing so in some capacity as long as my legs stay in working order. Leading that march is important ...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Raise hell in 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all. Christmas is breathing down our necks, everything is covered in glitter and people are arguing about Starbucks cups. This is also a season of reflection as we pr...
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Ashleigh Atwell: On dating while ‘woke’

In February, I wrote about my struggles in the Atlanta dating scene and while my mental issues haven’t been a problem as of late, my latest escapades have caused me to do some reflection. Anyone that knows me o...
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Ashleigh Atwell: Pride is my platform

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Halls across Atlanta will be decked. There will be glitter, lights and jolly men everywhere.Happy Pride, family!As I said in my last column, I was a late-bloomi...
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Ashleigh Atwell: We are family, let’s act like it

I didn’t come out to the world until I was 23 years old.Prior to that, I was in a long-term heterosexual relationship that began when I was a 19-year-old college sophomore. The first few years of my young a...
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Ashleigh Atwell: LGBT allies—show up, do the work

It’s officially summer and that means two things: it’s hot as the devil’s toenails here in Georgia and it’s Pride season. LGBT folks across the country are gearing up to march, spectate and shine at celebration...