Deconstructing Society’s Common Terms

As human beings, we want to be educated on what’s happening in the world. We want to know the latest dances, the hottest trends, and the on-going discussions on issues plaguing society.

As a result, we use significant terms, words or phrases to show others how ‘knowledgable’ we are. However, when we begin to throw around words like objects, we’re unable to fully understand it’s importance. We also begin to mix up meanings and ignore it’s true implications.

I found a few words that constantly come up in conversation or in the media and I took it upon myself to find consistent meanings behind them to better educate myself and hopefully others.

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How I Spent Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month shouldn’t stop with March. We should continue to learn from past and present women, who’ve made it their mission to make an impact in history. Every woman has a chance to make a difference in their field, community and personal life.

The month of March was filled with learning, connecting and surrounding myself with inspirational women. While I listen to my #GirlBoss playlist, here are six things I did to celebrate Women’s History Month:

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Why I’m A Feminist

feminist

fe-mə-nist\ noun or adjective
  1. the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes

  2. organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests

When I was younger, I fed into the stereotypes of a feminist. I thought they were strong-willed women who hated men and bras equally. As a young girl, unaware of the real definition of feminism, I didn’t want to be part of a “radical group.”

As I got older, I ignored what the media and misogynist’s depiction of a feminist looked like. I found that a feminist wasn’t just one particular person or action. I found the true definition was represented at the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

According to USA Today, over 2.5 million people participated in marches from around the world. Cities like New York, Boston, Berlin and even continents like Antarctica came out to support.

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Protect Young Bronx Girls

I was born and raised in the Bronx. I’ve only moved out of the Bronx once, but the borough has always been my home.

According to the NYPD stats, there’s a 21.44 percent decrease of crime rates in the Bronx from last year. But despite the decrease, I’ve seen one case circulating on my news feed.

In recent news, teen Bronx girls have gone missing for over the past two years. In June alone, six teens have gone missing with two vanishing on the same day. These girls are vanishing in areas I’m familiar with, in areas I’ve walked or pass through. Continue reading “Protect Young Bronx Girls”

Why I Have Failed Friendships

For the longest time, I wanted to hold on to every friendship I’ve ever had. I had have the habit of blaming myself for failed friendships. Was I too clingy? Did my jokes go too far? Did I ask for too much in a friendship?

When I was younger, I found it easier to make friends. When we’re kids, there’s no responsibilities or consequences. Now, it’s become harder to make new friends and to keep old ones.

How Did This Happen?

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