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”

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”

USE THIS TIME TO CREATE HEALTHY HABITS

It takes 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic. And according to a study by health psychology researcher at University College in London, Phillippa Lally, it can take anywhere from 18 to 254 for a new habit to be formed, but this is all dependent on the person, their behavior, and circumstances. TheContinue reading “USE THIS TIME TO CREATE HEALTHY HABITS”