Post-College Pride

So I was on this date, right, with a man I met in my hometown. In my hometown, except for a few friends, people don’t really know that I’m trans, that I have… Continue reading

I Was Assaulted

TRIGGER WARNING: Contains content about sexual assault My first assault happened when I was 18. It was the summer after high school and I was at my boyfriend’s graduation party. None of us… Continue reading


In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, Surge is pleased to honor the work of Vanessa Martinez ’19. Vanessa is an Anthropology major with a Peace and Justice Studies minor from Los Angeles,… Continue reading


I am afraid Your black skin. My skin. Our skin is one skin.  A skin that say Bullseye. Shoot. I am innocent. Bang. Bang. Bang. I am waiting for someone to notice that… Continue reading


In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is pleased to honor the work of Michael Deleon ‘18. Michael is a originally from Philadelphia, PA, and is a current junior here at Gettysburg… Continue reading


This week, SURGE is highlighting the fearless work of Tiffany Lane, the new director of the Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center on campus. Although she is a new addition to the Gettysburg community,… Continue reading

I’m in pain, but you can’t see it.

Two weeks after I returned home from my freshman year at Gettysburg, I suffered a nervous breakdown. I couldn’t get out of bed even though I was unable to sleep. I had no… Continue reading


In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring all of the amazing work that Julie Davin ’17 does for our community. Julie, originally from Newtown, Connecticut, is currently a senior at Gettysburg… Continue reading

Your masculinity does not make you my judge and jury

For me, Springfest 2016 began with the purchasing of a pack of cigarettes. A bad decision, surely, but not surprising for a weekend that is usually filled with them. Before walking over to… Continue reading

I Am Me

You say my accent is interesting It shows I’m not you I don’t understand your words even though I grew up knowing I am me and you are you I guess what I’m… Continue reading