Like many Americans today, I am devastated. Not just because “the other side won,” but because of what a Trump victory says about my country, and what it means for our future. President Obama’s eight years gave me hope that we weren’t as bad as the rest of the world thought we were. After all, if… Continue reading A Trump Victory is a Loss for Humanity
Halloween has come and gone, and I didn’t see a single person dressed as Harley Quinn. Oh, I’ve heard the prophecies: fake geek girls who have never even READ the comics will be out in droves, wearing -gasp!- store-bought Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costumes! Tremble ye nerdy, and despair.
I learned how to read at a very early age. So early, in fact, that I don’t even remember the process of learning. I’m told my grandmother taught me, and considering she spent the most time with me, that must be the truth. I remember reading story books to the other kids in first grade, sitting in… Continue reading “Don’t worry, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses”
I’m almost thirty. Nearly halfway, in fact, to that notorious birthday every woman is supposed regard with pure dread. In just six short months, certain fashion choices will suddenly be off-limits to me, I will go from “Miss” to “Ma’am,” and no one will ever card me again for alcohol, unless of course I’m with a younger… Continue reading Getting “Old” Isn’t So Bad
By now, most Americans are coming to the realization that “trickle down economics” do not work, and have nearly obliterated the middle class. The deep tax cuts Reagan set in place have benefited only the wealthiest among us, creating an ever-growing gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”
If asked, most people would say they know the way their friends and acquaintances present themselves on social media is a façade. Still, when you’re scrolling through your various feeds and see only the “best side” of everyone you know, it’s understandable that feelings of failure or inadequacy may arise.
We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist. — Son of Baldwin (@SonofBaldwin) August 18, 2015 “We can agree to disagree” is a phrase I’ve used often in my life. I’ve used it both as a way of… Continue reading Let’s Agree to Disagree
Labor Day has always felt like a pointless holiday to me; I have no family members in a union, and I worked in the service industry until fairly recently. For the few of you who have never known the joys of retail, hotel, or restaurant work: that means that any Labor Day I had off… Continue reading A Working Class Hero