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Race, the N-word, and Other Taboos | BEDA 14

And the top three things to avoid bringing up in conversation are: politics, religion, and race (with sexuality being a close fourth). But why is it such a dirty dirty thing to bring up these things, more specifically race. Due to it’s origin, race is innately divisive; it was created as a means to an end – slavery. Created in hopes of further supporting Eurocentric … Continue reading Race, the N-word, and Other Taboos | BEDA 14

My Brain to Yours

All the right terms and not a solution in sight. xenophobic. sexist. racist. prejudice. marginalized. idolized. priviledged. we have all the right words. the explosion of nomenclature neologisms language to discuss our feelings our experiences our society and all the problems that come along with it. but there’s a responsibility that comes with awareness that i was never ready for. the burden of social equity: … Continue reading My Brain to Yours

billie eyelash and other ways we talk down and belittle young woman striving for success.

The internet is a cruel platform. Of course, there are a lot of wonderful things about it – I can recognize the possibility of two things existing at once – but cruelty and sarcasm have become so neatly weaved into all things we say and do. From Billie Eilish to Charli D’amelio, we constantly talk down young people, specifically young women. I’m not exempt from … Continue reading billie eyelash and other ways we talk down and belittle young woman striving for success.

i turned 18 and no one cared (especially not me).

I’ve been feeling nostalgic. Loads of memories and transformative experiences flutter through my mind; the moments leading up to now. Then I’m taken back to July. Before I turned 18 I thought that blessed summer day would be like no other. I thought all aspects of life would come into view and I would fully understand what it means to be an adult. And then … Continue reading i turned 18 and no one cared (especially not me).

Red Dresses: is it worse to be taken or forgotten?

I was strolling about the quad, counting my steps and taking in the scenery: brick, leaf, branch, brick, leaf, branch, brick, leaf, red. A scarlet dress swaying in a tree caught my eye. Then another. And a third. I’d heard whispers and questions but I didn’t really understand why there were dresses all over campus. If you’re in the same boat I was, there will … Continue reading Red Dresses: is it worse to be taken or forgotten?

I See You.

I’m not afraid of eye contact – quite the opposite. I love looking seeing staring deeply. fully taking in your everything you seem nervous nervous chuckle: I guess we’re not used to being seen during conversation I see wandering eyes meandering about the room avoiding my own fearful they’ll see I’m not doing the same. fearful that someone is taking them in. I’m not scared … Continue reading I See You.

Video Essays and the Rise of Casual Intellectualism.

I’ll be the first to admit I am a casual intellectual. A lazy learner. Chances are, I’ll trust the first source I come across even if it is something as unreliable as Instagram or news articles (yes, I think those too can be highly unreliable). This has become most evident in my life because of my love for video essays. Their easy to listen to … Continue reading Video Essays and the Rise of Casual Intellectualism.