Growing Up White

Now, at eighteen years old, I’m still trying to figure out where that leaves me. I’m not white. But I don’t feel Latina, either. I toe the line between two ethnicities and don’t feel entirely comfortable in either.

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What’s Wrong with Arts Kids?

I’ve been at university for about six months so far, and I’ve noticed one thing comes up time and time again: people don’t like Arts kids. Science majors, med students, biz kids—no matter the degree, a lot of people tend to look down at people with degrees in the Arts and Humanities. We’re wasting our […]

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Hey, Millennials—We’ve Gotta Believe in Ourselves

That lazy/entitled/arrogant/narcissistic image of us isn’t the full reality. But the problem is that time and time again, the outliers are the ones who get noticed. And labels stick. When you hear over and over again how entitled or lazy you are, sometimes, you start to believe it. When someone tells you your dreams are foolish a few too many times, sometimes you abandon them.

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The Presidency of Fear

This is not about politics or parties; the world is far past that. It’s about humanity. It’s about kids being tortured because of their sexuality. It’s about women being in control of their own bodies. It’s about the freedom to walk outside and not being assaulted or harassed.

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On Police and Guns

Look: I know I’m no authority on American politics. I’m a seventeen-year-old Canadian girl who’s never studied politics nor followed them closely. I don’t spend much time thinking about them, either. The truth is that the socio-political climate in the United States of America will never affect me directly, and my opinion might be easy […]

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Goodbye, Peggy Carter

Last Thursday night, ABC officially cancelled Marvel’s Agent Carter. When my friend texted to tell me the news, not only was I sad, but I was angry. We’d talked not the night before about how much we hoped the show wouldn’t get cancelled. So now I sit here with a low-simmering rage, trying to get […]

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