We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back Malala Yousafzai
Happy Women’s History Month! Every March since 1987, Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month. This month, and every month of the year, we celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the achievements women have made over the course of American history. It is also a time to reflect… Continue reading HIDDEN FIGURES →
There are so many roots to the tree of anger that sometimes the branches shatter before they bear. Sitting in Nedicks the women rally before they march discussing the problematic girls they hire to make them free. An almost white counterman passes a waiting brother to serve them first and the ladies neither notice nor… Continue reading “Who Said It Was Simple” – Audre Lorde →
Happy (late) Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财 (gong xi fa cai)! I hope that everybody’s new year will be prosperous and full of luck. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, xenophobia and anti-Asian hate crimes have run rampant, rising by 1900%. However, these attacks haven’t been publicized and aren’t talked about in the media. This… Continue reading PROTECT OUR ELDERS →
Happy #BlackHistoryMonth everybody! This week’s post was inspired by a reading I had in my English Class. We had been reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad which has been criticized for its racist remarks against Africans. One of the most notable critics of this book was Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. In 1975, he spoke… Continue reading The Art of the Fang People →
Hello World! February 1st marks the start of Black History Month! Black History Month is an annual celebration of Black achievements and contributions to society. We celebrate Black History month because the contributions of Black Americans have been downplayed, overlooked, and misrepresented. This month, and every day of the year, should be spent celebrating the… Continue reading #BlackHistoryMonth →
When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is… Continue reading Transcript of Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem – The Hill We Climb →
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) Today, the third Monday of January, January 18th, marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honors the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. In the face of oppression, he… Continue reading #MLKDay →
Hello world! I have returned! I will try to revert back to my weekly Wednesday posts, but I figured this one was long overdue already. This post will not be the last time you see this topic on my blog because I feel that it should be talked about more. I, myself, am not too… Continue reading RACIAL BIAS IN MEDICINE PT. 1 – PULSE OXIMETRY MEASUREMENT →
There are only ~4 days until oil companies will bid on destroying the arctic, harming the land of indigenous peoples (the Gwich’in) and animals (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge houses 200 species of birds). In early December, the Trump administration announced it would auction off drilling rights in the US Arctic. By doing this, it… Continue reading HELP SAVE THE ARCTIC REFUGE! →
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