Social Media: When Being Plugged In Sometimes Fuels the System, Not Disrupts It

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Recently, I have chosen to take time away from social media (barring this blog). This is something I had considered doing for a while, especially knowing Facebook had been complicit in shutting out Black voices calling out racism. Ironically, I held back from doing this for reasons involving social justice. A lot of my hesitations centered on the concern of whether it would be me exercising my privilege to become less involved in social activity, or taking action when I needed. Continue reading “Social Media: When Being Plugged In Sometimes Fuels the System, Not Disrupts It”

December 2018 Update(s): Continued Personal Growth, Benefits of Counseling, and Looking to the Future (And Fiction Writing at the End!)

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It has been a while since I have written something, and I apologize in advance for that. I can say with a straight face I had been incredibly busy, and any other reason is…well, very busy combined with the fact I had been dealing with the cooties being spread about. Mentally, I am also not in the best spirits, either. Continue reading “December 2018 Update(s): Continued Personal Growth, Benefits of Counseling, and Looking to the Future (And Fiction Writing at the End!)”

Reflections on Past Relationships, Gender Dynamics, and How Toxic Cultural Norms and Ideas Contribute

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Part of the purpose of my blogging is to use it as a place for reflection. Some might say this portion is like a digital journal, but I feel with journals, you are allowed to go free-form to where you do not need to consider wording. I do not have that luxury with a blog, because I still have some notions of time, place, and form. Someone in a former community I frequented once said, “You can say something everyone agrees with, and still make them want to kick you in the face.” I have taken this advice to heart with public mediums, especially recently. Continue reading “Reflections on Past Relationships, Gender Dynamics, and How Toxic Cultural Norms and Ideas Contribute”

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