As human beings, we naturally desire to be anchored. It's why we buy houses to settle down in, why we get excited to start a new job, and why long term relationships can be so rewarding. Anchors can be short term, or long term commitments. They can be rusty and frail, where they are only … Continue reading Anchor
Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a Netflix Original series, pulled me into reality that I was both expectant of, and ignorantly unaware of. The degree to which injustice, brutality, torture, dehumanization, and racism not only became a part of this young man's life, but consumed it. Kalief Browder, a sixteen year old from the Bronx, … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Know Kalief Browder’s Name
Throughout my university degree so far with a Political Science major, I've heard a lot of opinions that I really don't agree with. However, I quickly learned that an open mind is an educated mind, and you will never expand yours if it's always cut off from hearing an opinion that is on the opposite … Continue reading Why Abortion Is Not a Political Debate
You know that feeling where an intense rush of memories can wash over you and give you a sense of absolute nostalgia? It's the jolt feeling you get when you turn the shower head on and a wave of warmth cleanses your body. It demands to be felt. It can sometimes come at the most … Continue reading Lemonade Nostalgia
Scrolling through my Netflix feed I am amazed at the number of true crime tv shows that have emerged over the past year; a newly found obsession of the public that needs to be fed. I realized that this fascination for true crime that I've had for several years now, is seeming to slowly creep … Continue reading Where Are All the Missing People?
Last month, beginning on March 7th and spanning until exactly a week later on March 14th, the entire country of Venezuela was in a nation-wide blackout. Since then, the country has experienced several smaller blackouts in specific areas and other spottiness in power. The cause of the week-long blackout was reported to be by a … Continue reading What the Blackout in Venezuela Brought to Light
During the past two years, I've fallen down a lot of holes. Some, I didn't think I would ever be able to get out of, despite it being my own choice that I ended up there in the first place. Through a couple hundred YouTube videos, podcasts, tv shows, novels, movies, and one university course, … Continue reading Appreciate Those Who Can Handle Walking Around in the Dark