Ouch, Charlie: A Response

This past week, I came across an article written by Charles J Orlando entitled “Ladies please stop doing this on Instagram” on the Thought Catalog. These are my personal thoughts, interpretation of the piece, and response to it.  I’ve been taking a lot of self portraits lately… or, rather, selfies. Sometimes, I even upload the ones I […]

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Privilege: Education Edition

Hakeem is ‘Gifted and Talented.’ He is part of an accelerated science discovery program that he sometimes misses class for because of the projects that he gets to work on through funding from the government. None of his teachers give him any consequences for missing multiple days of class due to this special exception. “Oh, Hakeem? […]

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How To Talk 101

Wait, you said what now?  Using inclusive language isn’t always the easiest thing. Society socializes it’s members with specified roles and pre-determined mindsets, beliefs, and attitudes that it can often just feel normal and comfortable to talk with vocabulary that doesn’t really do the most for the diversity gap. Language, verbal and nonverbal, is such a […]

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