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What I want to talk about when I talk about sexual violence

Trigger warning: discussion of sexual violence, PTSD, and invisibility.

Notes:

– I use the term sexual violence in the spirit of inclusivity to encompass the experiences of sexual assault, rape, sex trafficking and child sexual abuse. 1,264 more words

Facebook's Rainbow Profile Pictures: The 'Slacktivism' Debate Rages On

Every time a symbolic online campaign goes viral, a new round of debate ensues over the value of so-called ‘slacktivism,’ and Facebook’s recent gay pride rainbow profile picture craze… 952 more words

LGBT

The Least We Can Do

I wrote last week about how different things were when I was going to school and how advancements in technology have made things like learning infinitely easier. 613 more words

Caribbean Life

A Letter for my Best Friend

Have you heard the one about the angry colored girl who completely changed the face of racism when she cussed out her white friends on Facebook? 370 more words

Social Media Activism For Survivors

“If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things that you do not see”. This is the mantra that informs my Facebook wall and my twitter feed. 1,004 more words

Being a Social Media Campaign

Powerful or Powerless?

Bring back our girls was by far one of the most interesting viral campaign for me last year. Although I knew the viral social media trajectory all too well, the optimist in me couldn’t help but get excited that issues so close to my heart would get the recognition they deserve. 658 more words

Africa

Changing the World, One Tweet at a Time

I recently joined Twitter, and am striving to become proficient in the language of hashtags so that I can use my account for more than following the journey of John Green’s Paper Towns. 647 more words

Life