It's a Tuesday afternoon at Marist college. I'm walking out of the Cabaret, with my lunch, when a group of touring high school students walk in. All of them are black. They look at me, I look at them, they look at each other, and continue following the tour guide through the student center. If anything, … Continue reading Being Black and Wearing Red
Dear readers, Hey! So, now that I'm out of school and thinking a bit more towards the future, I'm considering revamping this blog either elsewhere or on WordPress. I'd really like to become a serious journalist in the future, and I think the best course of action would be to broaden my topics and maybe … Continue reading Update: Hey!
A deeply personal look at what it means to live with depression. (Originally written in 2015) One important thing to acknowledge is the difference between feeling depressed and being depressed. The feeling of depression is typically fleeting. It's moping around your house in your pajamas, or curling up in your sheets to sleep all day. … Continue reading Day & Night: Seeing Depression With 20/20 Vision
As of now, it is currently 12:52 in Paris, France. Thus, it's officially my birthday and I've been feeling incredibly reflective these last few months. Being in Paris has made me come to terms with a lot of things, and thus I've been able to break down how much I've learned about myself and what … Continue reading 22 Things I’ve Learned by 22
"You're Latina? I thought you were Black!" Race: each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics. Ethnicity: the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. The first time I ever saw an Afro-Latina on television was way back in 2001. I was … Continue reading 50 Shades of Black and Brown: Race vs. Ethnicity
Facebook users suddenly become experts on world news, for some reason. One thing I've noticed is that Facebook can be both a blessing and a curse. It's given me a chance to connect with people I haven't seen in years, and I'm able to properly indulge in wacky videos and pet shenanigans from my distant … Continue reading “While You Were Distracted by Caitlyn Jenner…”
Brown and dark skinned girls exist. There's actually quite a few of us. I'm actually really mad that I have to make this blog post, because I'm actually really excited to see this movie. But damn it if the trailer didn't have one GLARING flaw (there were actually many, but I'm only focusing on the most … Continue reading Too Dark for “Dope”