Category Archive: Education

A Note from a Naive, Soft-Hearted Liberal

“I’m voting for Trump,” my step-dad announced this summer. Through and through he is Republican, but his backing of Trump still shocked me. When I asked him why, he said that he thought… Continue reading

I Was Assaulted

TRIGGER WARNING: Contains content about sexual assault My first assault happened when I was 18. It was the summer after high school and I was at my boyfriend’s graduation party. None of us… Continue reading

I’m in pain, but you can’t see it.

Two weeks after I returned home from my freshman year at Gettysburg, I suffered a nervous breakdown. I couldn’t get out of bed even though I was unable to sleep. I had no… Continue reading

On white guilt.

I didn’t always realize what white guilt was, only that it existed. It’s not as cut-and-dry as it seems. It actually took me years to understand it, which is why I was unsurprised… Continue reading

Whose Story? His-story.

The essay instructions finally landed in front of me. I passed the extra sheets on and quickly glanced over the page, hoping that the prompt would be inspiring. There were two open-ended options… Continue reading

Bandidos Mexicano

Twin day sounded like an innocent enough theme for Homecoming spirit week at a high school. It was just people wearing matching clothes, taking some pictures, and laughing a bit. But that day,… Continue reading

Between Crazy and Fine

As a young Latina, I grew up hiding the fact that I met with a therapist and that I suffered from depression and anxiety. Conversations about mental well-being or taking steps to cope… Continue reading

No Justice Given

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time analyzing privilege and looking at how systems in the United States often work to further oppress the vulnerable, while keeping the privileged in power. I have… Continue reading

Allies: what are they good for?

Following the exposure of An Oppression, the well-meaning ask: “What can I do to be a good ally?” The word ally does not resonate with me. As a queer, I have had supposed-allies… Continue reading

Alone in a Sea of Crosses

I grew up in a country where I was part of a religion practiced by few, while always surrounded by people who were like me. We had constant gatherings filled with music and… Continue reading