No Stranger

I’m no stranger to bigotry. I’m no stranger to bullies. I’m no stranger to disrespect. I’m no stranger to discrimination. In fact, I’m quite acquainted with all of the above. As of late, I have been re-introduced to this new wave of hate. However, there is a huge difference this […]

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When I Was Just 12 Years Old

I’ve always wanted to be confident in myself, in who I am and what I can do, but my chance at confidence was stolen at the age of 12. I’ve always wanted to speak out against bigotry and bullying,Β but I was too afraid. I’ve carried around this anger and sadness […]

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Phobia

Arachnophobia, Ophidiophobia, oh but wait, here’s a new one…Islamophobia. Islamophobia, aΒ word made up to describe the rising fear of Muslims. WhatΒ many people do not know is that the word Islam actually comes from the word “salam” meaning peace. Oh, the painful irony. Right? Society hasΒ been conditioned to view all Muslims […]

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