HOW “NOT BEING POLITICAL” IS PRIVILEGE

“Not being political” is a privilege to those who are not oppressed. I’m 20 years old and until very recently, hadn’t given politics much thought. I’m embarrassed, truthfully, about my lack of participation and knowledge of politics because it’s a direct result of my privilege, and I’m embarrassed I used my privilege in such aContinue reading “HOW “NOT BEING POLITICAL” IS PRIVILEGE”

BLACK WOMEN ARE BEING KILLED

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” – Malcolm X Na’kia Crawford While stopped at a red light on June 14 following runnings errands with her grandmother in Akron, Ohio, Na’kia CrawfordContinue reading “BLACK WOMEN ARE BEING KILLED”

VEGETARIANISM/VEGANISM

The meat industry largely contributes to climate change. It affects air and water quality, ocean health, and greenhouse gas emissions. Beef production, specifically, creates “28, 11, 5, and 6 times more land, irrigation water, greenhouse gases, and nitrogen, respectively, than the average of the other livestock categories” according to PNAS. Not only does the meatContinue reading “VEGETARIANISM/VEGANISM”

I DID THE REVERSE TIE DYE TREND

I love sweatpants, I do. And since being home during quarantine, I’ve seen multiple TikToks of people DIYing the reverse tie dye trend with sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and more. Considering I have an abundance of free time, I decided to take a shot at it and really like how they turned out. Not to mentionContinue reading “I DID THE REVERSE TIE DYE TREND”

VOLUNTOURISM: HOW MISSION TRIPS CAN DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

This post is not about faith and that isn’t a topic I want to discuss on here, but being that Christian-led mission trips are the subject of voluntourism, it will come into the picture. I am a Christian and was raised in the Catholic community. I even have a small memory of going on aContinue reading “VOLUNTOURISM: HOW MISSION TRIPS CAN DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD”