Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. Getty

Implicit bias and the myth that the truth will set you free. As the news of the Depp V. Heard verdict was announced last week, predictably, the internet exploded with controversy. For so long I had been keeping myself as distanced as possible from the details of the case, but a few weeks ago I… Continue reading Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Donate To Victims of Gun Violence

Donate to the following fundraisers to support the victims of the shooting at Tops in Buffalo, NY:  Victim Margus D Morrison’s Family and Children, Funds for the family of Deacon Hayward Patterson, Funds for Andre Mackniel’s family, Funds for Aaron Salter Jr’s family, the survivors of the shootingThe Buffalo Survivors fund Donate to victims of the shooting at Robb… Continue reading Donate To Victims of Gun Violence

Mass Casualties Will Never Motivate Change When The Politicians Do Not Value Our Lives

Here we are again. Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX marked the 213th instance of gun violence in the United States this year. This occurred days after the brutal murder of ten innocent civilians at Tops market in Buffalo, NY. It feels as if we’ve been witnessing non-stop tragedy since gun violence hit its peak… Continue reading Mass Casualties Will Never Motivate Change When The Politicians Do Not Value Our Lives

The Price of Our Empathy

I was twenty-five when my vision of the world changed. It wasn't the first time, but it was the most crucial shift of my life. I shed my naivete and spread my wings. The clouds parted in revelation. Not of the crystal pure sparkling sky I imagined, but of beauty overrun by murky squalls of… Continue reading The Price of Our Empathy

Fake News

Talking head but no leg to stand on. It doesn’t matter because the conspiracy fits their agenda. Their paste-face idol proclaims it to be truth and it’s enough evidence for them. Radicalization unregulated in the name of free speech and constitutional rights. Yet they all cock their brows and crinkle their noses as they demand… Continue reading Fake News

Donate To An Abortion Fund

If you’re looking for ways to help make sure women still have access to abortion care, below is a list of local abortion funds in the states most hostile to abortion rights, pulled from this article from The Cut. The article provides more detailed information about each of theses states, as well as information about other states… Continue reading Donate To An Abortion Fund

I Used To Be Anti-Choice

By now, we’re all aware of the Politico leak about the court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade. To most of us, it didn’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t mean we’re not in complete and utter panic. The people we’ve elected into power are somehow bringing their own religious beliefs into the law, and it is… Continue reading I Used To Be Anti-Choice

Listen, Their Stories Can Save Us

I don't care if you think "that's rare" A personal story is not just a statistic it is proof of the possibility. It happened to a human and it can happen to another human. To disregard a story is to disrespect the life of the storyteller. We tell stories to teach and learn and feel.… Continue reading Listen, Their Stories Can Save Us

I Can’t Stop Perceiving Myself Through The Male Gaze

Step one is to be aware of it. Step two — who knows? Don’t ask me why, but I recently began binge-watching the VH1 nostalgia-driven docuseries, “I Love The….” Of course, I gravitated more toward the episodes around the 90s and 2000s, but the series initially debuted in 2002 with “I Love The 80s.” Within… Continue reading I Can’t Stop Perceiving Myself Through The Male Gaze

Willful Blindness

I am invisible An illusion projected to the world and the mirror. My physical will forever be reductive. My emotional, intellectual, and spiritual are never percieved properly by anyone but myself. But- I didn't even see myself until two transformations ago. I question my existence every time the clock ticks. I am invisible. You who… Continue reading Willful Blindness