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One Must Keep Going

If there’s one thing that I learned While in those county lines It’s that everything takes time You have gotta lose your pride You have gotta lose your mind Just to find your peace of mind You have got to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Patience While Chasing Dreams

I remember hearing from people that we, people living in America, live in an instant-gratification culture. Dr. Brene Brown stated, in reference to this perspective, that we want things to be fast, fun, and easy. Reading and listening to these words, … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Loved to Hide

I asked her, “What are you hiding from?” She replied, “I hide from pain. I hide from the past. I hide from hate.” She continued: I hide from people. I hide from rejection. I hide from my mother’s past and … Continue reading

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Becoming a Stranger to Connection

When eating with friends or family members, at some point they all check their phones to see a text, a notification, or anything that easily distracts them from the moment of having lunch or dinner with the people present. This taken-for-granted … Continue reading

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The Eulogy of a Girl Who Was Too Afraid

She was just a girl who was too afraid to live life. So she stayed in her cocoon never to realize her full potential as a beautiful butterfly. She could’ve been a designer, photographer, writer,  filmmaker, and dancer with her her own … Continue reading

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Challenging Ideas Regarding Productivity

Productivity. Wow, there’s a lot to unpack from one word. My life has been centered around society’s view of productivity. I always feel I have to be doing something so I won’t be seen as lazy or worthless. I do … Continue reading

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The Conscience of a Philomath

Hip hop, Funk, Soul, world literature, neuroscience, psychology, mythology, design, art, dance, philosophy, world religions, culture, anime, feminism, film, food… What do these seemingly disparate areas have in common? They enable insights into human culture, how fictive and non-fictive individuals … Continue reading

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