From a Meme to a Social Critique: Who Is “Karen”?

Prefaced by the “can I speak to the manager” meme which first emerged in 2014, the “Karen” trope has since stepped in and taken social media by storm as evidenced by the crowds of online pages dedicated to it, such as the r/F—YouKaren subreddit which has garnered more than 881,000 members since its conception in…

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Validation

I don’t know why I seek validation from the one who only sees me as a number, from the one who reads my name simply as a word with no life attached to it. I don’t know why I seek validation from a society who shushes away cries of change, telling those cries that they’re…

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My Vote Is My Voice. My Voice Is The Future.

“I want to be remembered as a woman who dared to be a catalyst of change.” –Shirley Chisholm Being a minority in twenty-first century America, you learn early on that you are different — it starts off with something as simple as elementary school teachers refusing to pronounce your name correctly so as not to…

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