An Illusion of Equality

In 2017, the gap still has not been closed.   The United States is a country that touts itself as a land of freedom with slogans such as “home of the brave, land of the free.” However, this remains far from the truth for people of color. While many would assert that slavery, Jim Crow…

Love Is Intersectional: Activism in the Age of Social Justice

From front-page headlines about Trump and neo-Nazis to op-ed pieces about  racists and domestic terrorists, it can often feel as if the world is living in an immutable era of social injustice. However, the preservation and, most importantly, the rise of various social justice movements throughout the past several years have shown that in spite…

The Non-linear Healing of Nyuma Waggeh

Vulnerability is unsettling and uneasy. There is a dam in your throat that stops the real feelings and issues to be said and the result is insatisfaction. In our society, it is normal and desirable to feel the best we can but the risk is never being able to clear the avoidance that piles up….

A New Kind of American

When he lost his native home, Oliver Hakizimana never stopped moving onward with life, rebuilding a new home in a foreign land. “Sorry that I’m a bit late, I had to get something to eat,” he said as he shuffled his bag containing a box of takeout food. Food is serious to Oliver Hakizimana and…