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First Post aka Disclaimer / Back Story Post

In the age of technology and social media, I am very aware of the general public’s easy ability and weird need to judge strangers on the interwebs.   498 more words

Detroit

Teach for America not solving education crisis

Article originally published in February 2013 issue of The Miami Student (http://bit.ly/1fbu7zh)

At the end of my last column, I briefly touched on the importance of moving past entitlement and working on helping others and improving our own characters by citing people joining organizations such as Teach for America. 803 more words

Writing

Privilege is always present yet hardly acknowledged, rarely put into perspective

Article originally published in February 2013 issue of The Miami Student (http://bit.ly/1mECJOR)

It’s no secret that our generation lives in a world where almost anything seems to be convenient, at our fingertips, and easily accessible at anytime. 747 more words

Writing

We’ve come so far, but we still got a long way to go

Article originally published in January 2013 issue of The Miami Student (http://bit.ly/1l8IvZ8)

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, women’s rights is an ever-present issue. 696 more words

Writing

Shock absorption: evolving thoughts on anger and social justice

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been circling back repeatedly to the questions around the intersections of anger, marginalization, oppression, and social justice. I came to it with a knee-jerk, “Of course it’s better to restrain your anger and express yourself calmly and civilly no matter the provocation” stance, born out of my own Stoic Peacekeeper personality and the cultural values I picked up from my white educated middle-class environment. 2,757 more words

Culture And Society

The Flip Side of Giving Advice

Still thinking about giving advice, I flip my experience.

I go to the doctor.  I say, “I have an earache.”

She looks in my ear and says, “Your ear is red and inflamed. 342 more words

Diversity

“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”

— Amy Tan