5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

Anybody that knows me knows that I am not the best at eating things that are good for my body.  Almost anything green is not welcome on my plate. But as summer approaches (and as…

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My Parents Tell Me to Stop Writing Race Poems

My Parents Tell Me to Stop Writing Race Poems

And I flinch And I protest And I throw my mouth Hard against the wall Follow the way my rage has led me Know that I am angry And allowed to be And anger is…

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An Interview with Najya Williams

An Interview with Najya Williams

Tell us a bit about who you are, where you come from, and what inspires you. Hi, family! My name is Najya (Nye-yuh) Williams and I am a sophomore at Harvard College, where I am…

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Dispensary

Dispensary

And if he comes for water I will offer my sweat as consolation Ring me out like a rag Hang me to dry until he is alright Again And if he comes for food I…

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Poetry Festival Tips

Poetry Festival Tips

I had the pleasure of being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during this year’s annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Me, being me, means that I love going to poetry festivals. They are opportunities to meet…

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A Letter on Transition

A Letter on Transition

One day I woke up, and realized I would have rather died in my sleep than go to work that day. A dramatization of course, but a strong enough sentiment to let me know that…

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Rose McGowan and the Gatekeepers of Women’s Safety
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Rose McGowan and the Gatekeepers of Women’s Safety

A few weeks ago, I watched one of the most disturbing videos I’ve ever seen on the internet (and that is saying something.) It featured a woman named Rose McGowan. To provide some context: After…

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An Interview With Atiba Archibald

An Interview With Atiba Archibald

Atiba Damali is a writer, spoken word performer, and poet from Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Jamaican and Trinidadian immigrants. Atiba has been writing short stories and books since she was…

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An Ode to the Black Woman Renaissance

An Ode to the Black Woman Renaissance

After the New Year, I spent a lot of time self-reflecting. As the first month of the year comes to a close, I spent a lot of time looking past myself at what the rest…

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To Love a Selfish Man/A Lesson In Vengeance

To Love a Selfish Man/A Lesson In Vengeance

You asked for my hand And I held yours in mine   Asked for a kiss And I gave two   Lips Turned to mouth And you swallowed the sound   My hand turned to…

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