I haven’t written anything like this in a while. Not because state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies magically ceased, but because my spirit grew so weary with every hashtagged corpse memorialized on social media and criminalized in the news that I had to take a mental health break. Until now. 5 years ago … Continue reading I Am #JordanEdwards
You can’t just snap out of depression. You can’t just snap out of recurring sadness. You can know all of the things you are supposed to do to feel better, and still not do them…Because ya know, depression is a soul sucking monster.
When I first moved to Baltimore, I worked briefly as a human resources recruiter for a pair of entrepreneurial Russian immigrants who provided labor for different service industries in the city. On my third day of work, one of the owners of the company and his Latina hiring manager told me not to hire black … Continue reading 5 Ways Latinxs Can Support Black Lives
It’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month and I can’t help but wonder if we are really putting our all into solving sexual violence. Thousands of rape threats go un-checked on social media, women’s accusations are dismissed on college campuses, and celebrities and politicians are allowed to keep their jobs.
This poem was written long before Good Friday, in anticipation of the wave of emotions to come. I take this day of remembrance to critically think about the systems of this world, and my place in them. So every year, Good Friday brings a mix of emotions. And Id encourage everyone reading this to approach … Continue reading Heroes
Sometimes white people point out they, too, have been “bashed” or had derogatory things said to them. Using derogatory terms toward white people (and I mean white, since “Caucasian” is not exactly a “race” cf. Bhagat Singh Thind v. U.S.) can be caused by a couple of different things. The first is that those of … Continue reading White People Jokes – Laughter as a Survival Strategy