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Old Things New

Old Things New

Just as it is a process to stay aware and active as an ally, it is a process for oppressors and imperialists to change their tactics, too. These perpetrators do not have any original bones in their bodies: they take old, foundational concepts and revitalize them in the hope that so-called allies who believe themselves...
Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

Decoding Trump: What Some of His Executive Orders Actually Mean

  Signed January 20th: “Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”
Thoughts on the Women's March and the Constitution

Thoughts on the Women’s March and the Constitution

  After spending the past six months studying the Constitution of the United States, there is nothing that scares me more about the upcoming four years than Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s opinions of people like me, their false promises, their claims about the media, and how uncertain his policy may be.
That Someone in the Crowd: The Women's March in Pictures

That Someone in the Crowd: The Women’s March in Pictures

Following the harrowing seven hour drive from New York to Washington D.C., I was awarded with one of the most exhilarating and empowering experiences of my life.
Some thoughts on the US 2016 Election

Some thoughts on the US 2016 Election

I’ve wanted to write for days. I still don’t know if I’m ready to, though, to put it all out there. To come to terms with what has happened. But I need to if I’m going to feel better any time soon. Donald Trump was voted in to be the 45th President of the United...
Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Trigger Warnings: Paris attacks, Orlando shooting
Don't stop raging about Brock Turner, but be careful how you do it

Don’t stop raging about Brock Turner, but be careful how you do it

  Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault After seeing Brock Turner’s face on my news feed countless times, I started to feel exhausted. Then I realized it was because I didn’t want to hear about him anymore.
When Life gives you Beyoncé, enjoy Lemonade

When Life gives you Beyoncé, enjoy Lemonade

  Lemonade by Beyoncé is as visually stunning as it is vulnerable. For this, I thank her courage, vision, and incredible work ethic. Beyoncé shows us that there is power and beauty in being vulnerable, that there is power and beauty in being black.
Gay is okay. Isn't it?

Gay is okay. Isn’t it?

  So, I’m just a little bit pissed off. I’d say that I’m furious or disgusted and to an extent of course I am, but alas I am not surprised or shocked. By now quite a lot of us have seen the headlines “Mississippi Passes Bill That Legalises LGBTQI Discrimination.”  Well. Isn’t that a great...
The Death of Culture

The Death of Culture

From 1987 to 1993, a group called the “Dotbusters” roamed the East Coast attacking and harassing South Asians. In 2012, Vanessa Ann Hudgens began wearing a bindi to music festivals, sparking a new trend of white girls sporting that same accessory that South Asians could potentially be murdered for. This phenomenon can best be described...
The Missing Voices: The Fight for Voting Rights

The Missing Voices: The Fight for Voting Rights

  In my United States History class, we were taught that the main cause of the Civil War and the secession of the South was not division over the terrible and inhumane institution of slavery, but in fact, South Carolina’s states’ rights and nullification challenge.
Black Politics (and People) Unwelcome

Black Politics (and People) Unwelcome

That time your hometown wants to silence your voice and rid the streets of your kind. That time you let them.