The language of love that you taught me

My mother told me to ‘Find someone who we love as hard as you’ I listened and this is where it has taken me An unwanted refugee of your heart A cycle of piercing memories Like my existence is for you to wear And my soul you stole so silently.   I cannot speak what…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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You’re Decluttering, I’m Decolonizing

What does “Black Lives Matter” actually mean? To me, it used to be a message to those that turn a blind eye to white supremacy, police brutality, and a cultural devaluing of Black lives. But I’ve sought to shift my perspective this year; to de-centering white people, and instead begin focusing on my own community.…

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Teachers Should Discuss Controversial Topics In The Classroom

Featured Image: Morning Brew The ultimate purpose of teaching is to expand the youth’s knowledge of the world so that they are able to make rational and logical decisions for the welfare of citizens in a culturally diverse, democratic society. To help youth establish a foundation of problem-solving, decision making, global awareness, civic knowledge, and…

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Why Your Boycott Isn’t Breaking Up Big Tech

Featured Image: Morning Brew There are two different responses I’ve heard in the aftermath of the tech antitrust hearings in late July. And I admit, growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, the voices I’m surrounded with are likely to be fraught with bias. But it seems like those of us who grew up…

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I Asked My Friends Their Regrets – Here Is What I Learned

Featured Image: Ryan Jacobson We all take quarantine a little bit differently. Some work out with Chloe Ting, others cook extravagant meals like Ramsey, but most binge Netflix shows to their heart’s content. Me, you see, I’m a little bit different. I’m not into the whole exercise, cooking, and sitcom regime. Watching daily vlogs, Q&A…

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