My best friend and I are like fire and ice. Where I burn with idealism she chills with ice cold cynicism and her own special version of pessimistic nature. We differ so much that we have extensive conversation about humanity and if it really exists. When the verdict of Philando Castile came down in Twitter … More Why I choose HOPE
I tried to think of all the things that I could write about. There is Trump, Standing Rock, the prison system, the Russia investigation . . . I could go on. Truth is there is no shortage of topics affecting us all as American citizens. Considering all the things going on it will be no … More The Mental Effect
By Perseverance Speaks Recently, I have been focusing on my on mental health. After the loss of someone I knew to the hand of suicide it felt especially important. Suicide has visited me before in personal ways and with my battles with depression, self-worth, self-medicating and paranoia mean that I feel many things on … More Why I am not OK?
The past few months this country has gone through a cathartic process. From politics to natural disasters. Charlottesville, Barcelona, Spain, transgender rights and denial of medical care, the continuing process of repeal and “repair” of the Affordable Care Act, Hurricane Harvey. This country is battling issues of race and economic disparity, hate and despair. The … More Editor’s Note