Noname and the Power of Radicalization Through Reading

Featured Image: Chantal Anderson Following recent events in the United States with the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, people have been asking themselves about where society went wrong. People all around the country are advocating for a different system, one that doesn’t end with mass incarceration, over-policed neighborhoods of…

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The Idea of Separation

I hope marriage never takes the life out of my eyes like it did my mother, and my grandmother, or her mother before her I never want the words “I do” to put celestial shackles on my wrists and ankles, confining me to my own otherworldly hell Because so many young women want a wedding…

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The Big Chop: A Spiritual Transition

My cousin’s graduation party was in a few hours. I needed to get dressed, and I needed to do my makeup. But, I had just finished washing my hair, and doing it was, of course, the top priority. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror wrapped in a towel and looked at myself. My…

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The Divine Fragile: Let Yourself “Feel”

Never did I ever think of my fragility as somewhat of a quiet superpower until recently. I’ve been sensitive my entire life, resulting in me labeling myself as an emotional wreck. Growing up, I was always chastised by adults for being so easily disturbed, and other children would use it against me because they got…

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