The Silent Struggle

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” -Willa Cather When is the last time you thought about what someone else might be going through? A “silent” struggle is a difficulty that people would not expect someone to have based on what they perceive that … Continue reading The Silent Struggle

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Why You Should Teach Children About Social Justice

Several months ago, my friend asked me to help her start a science, technology, engineering, and math program. The STEM Initiative program would offer workshops, fun projects and overall academic guidance to middle and elementary grade students. To me, the program meant supporting my community by educating children about their world. My aim is to … Continue reading Why You Should Teach Children About Social Justice

What No One Tells You About Toxic Relationships

I've never met someone who'd want to embrace a venomous snake, yet, people remain in relationships that are as dangerous. Social media posts that praise "ride or dies," are hindering healthy relationships. People are beginning to think that being loyal measures the relationship's health. Society has become obsessed with the idea of loyalty. This article … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Toxic Relationships

5 Things Biracial People Are Sick of Hearing

There’s nothing worse than having to listen to someone’s unsolicited opinions. As a biracial girl, I have had to endure ignorance a lot more than someone who identifies with one race. When you’re biracial, preconceived misconceptions become reoccurring debates. Being biracial means that I have had to battle with myself and with others to figure … Continue reading 5 Things Biracial People Are Sick of Hearing