I never declared 2017 as “my year” but it ended up being so. It is my first full year as a working class citizen. I’m living in my own apartment and I’m working at a job that I genuinely enjoy. So naturally this idea of self preservation has come about; I want to preserve this…… Continue reading 2017: An Ode To Self Care
Yesterday, BET aired their annual awards show. The June awards show celebrates achievements in music, television, movies, and philanthropy with a focus on the national black community. In that night, black twitter comes together to watch the show and generate jokes, memes, and gifs for the second half of the year. Now, we do have…… Continue reading And I Will Continue To Watch The BET Awards
In this past week, three nooses were found hanging in various parts of Washington D.C. Not only is this a sign that the United States in not over our dehumanizing, shameful history, but it’s also a sign of the energy people are willing to waste on hate. As each story rolled out, I began to…… Continue reading Racists Waste alot of Time Being Racist.
From real-life updates of Ferguson to #FindKennedi, technology has become a major tool in activism. Here are 9 twitter accounts (in no particular order) that will keep you informed yet sane in the same breath. 1. Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) https://twitter.com/MsPackyetti/status/864612598154526720 A Teach For America Alum, Packnett has made her voice loud and clear when it…… Continue reading Stay Informed: Twitter Edition
So, you request a lyft and when the driver pulls up, you notice a blue and white “Trump” sticker on the left side of his back window. On the right side of the back window is a Pittsburgh Steelers sticker. Well, this guy has made at least two poor choices in life. Let’s focus on…… Continue reading So, my Lyft Driver was a Trump supporter…
I grew up around Muslims. In elementary school, my sister’s best friend was Muslim. I remember her and her mother wearing matching hijabs as she would drop her off and pick her up in the school day. When September 11th occurred, I was in 3rd grade. I don’t recall the anti-Islamic rhetoric having an effect…… Continue reading Reflection – I’m Prejudice