“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
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
Recently, I recorded a podcast about a man named Miguel Bonilla. He was charged with murder after he confessed to stabbing his girlfriend, putting her body in a shopping cart, and rolling it to a dumpster. The victim’s name was Juana Alvarez—her body was never found. “Neighbors said Alvarez, 52, was a recovering drug addict … Continue reading How Much Are You Worth In The U.S.?
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