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Hitching a Ride in a Police Car

The general consensus among the American public seems to be that hitchhiking is terrifyingly dangerous.  Truth be told, most of the time it tends to be pretty uneventful; however, there are exceptions, and I’ve experienced several.  705 more words


be congruent, be authentic, be true to yourself.

College is a privilege and should not be taken for granted. This place has shaped who I am as a person and has allowed me to be in environments encouraging growth and learning. 633 more words


O Chanukah

Some may say I’m blowing this out of proportion, but probably I’m not: I feel like the material world has stolen Chanukah. Picked it up in a big red bag, slung it over its shoulder, and made off on a sleigh drawn by a dog with one antler. 633 more words


Confrontation With the Privilege Mirror is SUPPOSED to be Uncomfortable

I remember sitting in my first “Gender 101″ workshop, facilitated by my dear friend and colleague, Beit Gorski. After learning definitions for “cisgender” and “transgender” 882 more words

Oppression and Privilege: A Matter of Time, Space, and Money

It’s been too long since anyone did a real examination of what privilege and oppression in America actually are. There probably hasn’t been a realistic analysis of their complexities since intersectionality theory was developed, which if you don’t know, basically just claims that oppression functions the same way as addition: the more minority statuses you have the more oppressed you are. 1,267 more words

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