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General Relativity of a Female Scientist

General Relativity of a Female Scientist

When you flip through a textbook, there are many of the same faces; black and white stills of old white men discovering some boring concept. In science, it’s almost exclusively white men
Using Our White Voices

Using Our White Voices

  When I first started this, joining Margins, I wanted my work to be intersectional above all else. I wanted it to touch base with everyone, for every person to feel like what they had to say was important on issues that are relevant. Especially for people who are often forgotten, whose issues are not...
Empty Holiday

Empty Holiday

  My palms are white, there’s a pot full of bones Outside, a dusting of snow, these are unusual times. The spirits lurk, adrift under the table They rest at the base of my dangling toes I press dumplings into rolling bubbles Only to watch them crumble and unfurl
The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez. A professor of mine once brought up the importance of fruit and vegetables in the diets of humans. He brought up studies which highlighted the benefits of increased consumption of green vegetables, the countless nutrients in a variety of fruits, and most of all how ignorant most people are to these...
Oppression in Context

Oppression in Context

Illustration by Ashley Amado. As a writer for such an important magazine and movement, I’ve decided that I want to discuss the medium from which we are highlighting our points: language.  The English language is a tool and a medium of expression that has immense power. With words, the intangible chaos that is human thought...