BIO

Bex vanKoot is a journalist, content creator, proud Social Justice Warrior and unicorn-rider. She writes about culture, health, science and tech while tweeting about feminism and posting kitten videos to Facebook. Follow @BexvanKoot on Twitter and Instagram.

Bex vanKoot's Articles

"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally ill person who likes to think they give zero fucks.
Bex vanKoot    |   09.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image Credit: Andrew Neel via Unsplash

Finding And Losing The Pagan Community Through Activism

I wasn’t always a witch. Or a feminist. I lived a sheltered life as a child. We weren’t rich by any means. My parents struggled,... Read...
Bex vanKoot    |   02.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
All I wanted was to access healthcare without more strange men telling me what to do with my body.

Stop Treating Me Like My Body Is A Problem To Be Fixed

I don’t know that I’ve ever really trusted doctors. My mother, a nurse as long as I’ve known her, tried to teach me to advocate for myself. She told me to ask questions, to do my own research, to... Read...
Bex vanKoot    |   09.29.16 12am   |   SHARE