I want to be a butterfly I want to emerge in this world knowing that my position isn’t permanent I want to traverse the world knowing that great change lies around the corner I want to know that now—I may be grounded, but one day I will fly I want to submerge myself into myself [...]
You may fail. But you are not a failure. Those around you may disappoint you. But they are not disappointments. You may encounter many defeats. But you will not be defeated.
For America to thrive, her people must unite under a banner of nationalism that is inclusive to all of her citizens. This can only occur through unity; through the acceptance of our differences and glorification of our similarities; through the belief of a collective American identity. And through disbanding notions of a monolithic nationalism rooted in white supremacy.
In college, I discovered my passion—creating social change. When you are confronted with an issue or a truth that is unimaginable to bear, you have three options: (1) complain and do nothing; (2) learn to adjust your life and live with it, or (3) work to change it. I live my life by the last [...]
I want you to know, my embrace will always feel like home. I want you to know, when the world is dark, I will serve as your light. I cannot promise you a perfect life. I can promise you I will always fight for you—for us.
Currently, we are witnessing the longest government shut down in history. For decades, the public sector has served as a large source of employment for black workers. It is primarily because the public sector—as you would hope—has a less stringent history of racial discrimination in hiring practices than the private sector. So, for decades black workers have [...]
In D.C., the humid air grabs you and embraces you with every step you take. The Capitol—a beacon of democracy and progress—stares down streets littered with Black, destitute souls—plagued with hopelessness. D.C., a tale of two cities—power and poverty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anrFCnz4agU I miss hot summer days as a child. I miss running around without a care in the world. I miss filling water balloons up and having water balloon fights with the neighbourhood kids. However, I always overfilled my balloons. So many times, those vibrant coloured water balloons exploded in my hand in protest to [...]
When it feels like life is getting the best of you; when you are in a room full of people, but feel alone; when your tears rush from your eyes like water from broken taps—creating a deep lake of sorrow to drown in; when life feels unbearable; when there are more downs than ups; when [...]
The killing of Michael Brown was a turning point in my life. The death of a stranger never impacted me as intensely, before. This was when I lost my cape. My life started to feel more and more mortal. Fragility and mortality began ravaging and ripping through my psyche, like rabid dogs. Hearing about your [...]