Food Deserts and Food Forests

The USDA defines food deserts as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of… Continue reading

Self Care

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde Self care is so incredibly important for everyone, especially so for activists. It… Continue reading

LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth

Homelessness is a significant issue for many LGBTQ+ youth because despite being a small percentage of the general population, there are estimates that suggest that up to 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ and… Continue reading

Post Grad Life

Last May, I graduated college and like some other college kids around the US, I moved home and still live with my parents. The decision to move home was in part because after… Continue reading

Dear White People: A Movie Review

A few days ago, I went to go see Justin Simien’s movie “Dear White People”, which highlights racism, privilege, microaggressions, and diversity within higher education. The movie follows around Sam White, a college… Continue reading

Protesting against Police Brutality

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of protests and community organizing against police brutality and racism (particularly anti blackness). There has been a lot of negative (pretty much all in the… Continue reading

Intersectionality

There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives -Audre Lorde Intersectionality, in my opinion, is fundamental to activism because like Audre Lorde says,… Continue reading

Talking to White People about Race

I wrote another piece earlier this year about white privilege that includes some of the articles in this post but also has several more as well. I am a white person currently living… Continue reading

#BlackoutBlackFriday

Yesterday was Black Friday, the day of the year when massive sales help put corporations’ bottom line into the black. This year, however, was a little different in many places. Protests took place… Continue reading

The Grand Jury Decision

Last Monday night, the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson of the death of Mike Brown was announced. Since then, protests not only in Ferguson but around the US and world… Continue reading