Procrastination allows you to find the best things sometimes. So, naturally I have to share this with the masses. Everyone and their mama knows about that trick Sallie Mae. If you don’t know her, well, you are a very fortunate individual. Here, rapper, Dee-1, a New Orleans native and former math teacher celebrated his desirable […]
Yes. Love does win.
Yes, I am fantastically happy that love prevailed today, but I am also reminded that there is still much to do. For trans people and trans people of color, women, women of color and men of color etc. there is still more to do to clean the systemic prejudice and hatred from our schools, government, […]
White on White Crime Terrorizes Waco in Twin Peaks Massacre
The above title would be the headline if crimes committed by White people were presented with the same level of alarm and fear as crimes committed by Black people. Nine men were killed in a gang fight involving knives and guns and what I find disturbingly not surprising is how the media downplayed this overt […]
Michael Brown was not a boy, he was a ‘demon’– Aljazeera Opinion Piece
An article from Aljazeera bearing the title above raised some eyebrows, but enticed my head to slowly nod. Feel free to peruse the article in its entirety, but one particular quote hit a chord with me about the tragedy: “After all, we live in an age where many Americans will gleefully dump ice water on […]
I am so tired and you should be too.
Let me vent? I am so tired of race. I am so tired of all these racially charged articles despite their good intentions, ill-formed arguments, and their relatability all over my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I am so tired of telling white acquaintances what it feels like. I am so tired of being told it […]
Flashback Friday: Kathleen Cleaver
In honor of Flashback Friday, I would like to bring to the attention of unaware specimens, Kathleen Cleaver. You may recognize her name from her affiliation with the Black Panther Party. However, this is a minor point in my opinion. Kathleen Cleaver was (is) a very intelligent and knowledgeable woman. (Um, more like a […]
My people. My generation. Be happy because you can. (VIDEO)
So, I can usually tell the general mood/biases/thought processes of people within my generation usually by what they post or share on Facebook. It is freaking infectious. I find myself sharing the same stories, saying the same things, feeling the same things. Here were my favorites from this week in all their descriptive and mirroring […]
My unintentional exploitation of ‘white privilege’
I honestly don’t know what to title this, but hey, my name is Ashley and I have benefited from ‘white privilege’ unbeknownst to me. This has been bugging me lately since the race button has been pushed repeatedly over the last few weeks which has gotten me to thinking about my life as a woman […]
“My Lipstick Story” What we all have experienced
I just had to share this! One of my favorite bloggers, Chescalocs, described her insecurities of her larger than normal lips. Let me tell y’all, the struggle is real. I used to have the same concerns as her especially when I was doing ballet and dance team. Check it out below!
A Change in Pressure
ACA and the New Medical Profession As some of you know I am in San Diego doing my post-bac before heading to med school and this program has been shedding some light on the current healthcare system and what is about to happen. For one, I am so grateful to have such great resources to […]