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Emotional Maturity

My love life has been non-existent for quite some time even prior to social distancing.  Almost to the point where I forgot what I was looking for in a significant other. Lately, I’ve been finding myself attracted to those who possess rare traits like emotional maturity rather than seeking physical perfection or trying to make… Continue reading Emotional Maturity

Go Awf!

My Sexuality isn’t a Phase

I’m an educated bisexual African American millennial. However of all the titles I just used, you only question one—my sexuality. Some part of you needs validation for why I require both sexes for sexual satisfaction. Your mind wonders if I’m just sexually promiscuous, or if someone took advantage of me at an early age. You… Continue reading My Sexuality isn’t a Phase

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How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

By Dorthea Stephenson I do not typically use my social media as a platform of activism, but I feel these times call for my voice to be heard among the rest. Whether you agree or not, is your decision. This is not a persuasive post; you are inclined to your decisions as I am to… Continue reading How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

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Hear My Voice

By Vuyisa Akuchie Hear my voice! “You’re what? I’m black and I’m proud!” This method of ‘call and response’ would be a regular saying in my household, as a reminder that I should be proud of my black skin and my heritage. “Your all a bunch of? WINNERS!” It wasn’t enough to just be proud… Continue reading Hear My Voice

Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

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TSS – “Drank & Sativa”

We were bound to cross paths; finally come face to face because those late night texts were getting intense. All that talk about how much you wanted me. All that talk about how you'd do my body. It was time to see if all that talk had action behind it. I hopped in my car;… Continue reading TSS – “Drank & Sativa”

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A Black Millenial’s Post College Experience!

Thank you so much for reading all my articles up to date. I’m so excited to type this article about my experience as a black millennial. I’m going to get vulnerable in this article and tell my story since I’ve been out of college since 2018. If you are family member reading this then you… Continue reading A Black Millenial’s Post College Experience!

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Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice

Working in the field of social justice has been an interest of mine for the last three years. My experience working with youth, immigrants in New York, women of color and in the field of education have taught me so much about community engagement. I love that I am able to understand how different social… Continue reading Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice