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How HONY Is Changing The World For The Better

If you follow Humans Of New York or HONY as many call it, you know that its founder, Brandon, recently embarked on a 50-day trip to ten countries. 880 more words

We Should All Be Feminists. BY Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian novelist, speaks at a recent TED conference. Chimamanda Adichie has recently been included in the Time Magazine 2012 as one of The Most Influential People.  28 more words

Let The Thistles Grow

Sometimes you have to check your own privilege

Never in my wildest dreams would I have considered myself privileged in any sense of the word. You have to understand, I grew up in a poor black and Latino (largely Puerto Rican) neighborhood in Brooklyn (Bushwick) where there was more rubble than actual buildings. 2,607 more words


The Art Of Pretense

‘We raise girls to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach them to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We tell girls “You can have ambition, but not too much. 168 more words


#IfTheyGunnedMeDown and Educating for the Power of the Counter-Narrative

I have often been told I have the ‘immigrant’ mindset. This is (but it took me years to recognize) a back-handed comment. What I used to believe, and what they wanted me to believe, is that it meant that I had a mentality that whatever I worked hard to achieve, I would get it. 1,369 more words


What's Your Writing Style?

I don’t think I have developed my own writing style but what I do know is that I write like my favorite writers. I love how… 206 more words



Finally, Zemaye said, “So you were a famous race blogger in America. When Aunty Onenu told us, I didn’t understand.”

“What do you mean?”

“Why race?” 981 more words