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”

Not Commonly Treated As White Does Not Mean Never Passing: It Counts in Colorism

I am going to make a post very different from my previous ones about the multiracial experience. For the sake of showing my growth, I will keep those about, but knowing what I do now, there is so much I would change. They were authentic feelings, those experiences and reflections. Yet, there are quite a few insights I have faced the past week that knowing what I do now, the wisdom I had acquired, I would have changed several things I have done these years. Or, even what I had written about, really. Continue reading “Not Commonly Treated As White Does Not Mean Never Passing: It Counts in Colorism”

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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