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This Is Us

On political discourse, abolition, performative activism, and real love

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Monochrome image of activists raising fists as they protest.
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This Is Us

We lose our childhoods in a million different ways

Credit: The Author


This Is Us

My radical vision for the future does not include the violence that occurs within a hospital’s walls — or the hospital at all

Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Medical equipment on the background of group of health workers in the ICU.
Photo: sudok1/Getty Images


This Is Us

I’m a complex, multidimensional person, and deserve to be seen as such

Double-exposure portrait of a Black woman’s face.
Double-exposure portrait of a Black woman’s face.
Photo: Jasmin Merdan/Moment/Getty Images


This Is Us

There comes a time when we can’t look the other way

A white person, looking off to the right, standing next to a Black person who’s looking at the camera.
A white person, looking off to the right, standing next to a Black person who’s looking at the camera.
Photo: Force Majeure via Unsplash


Past Is Prologue

Working-class white people in the South have better stories to tell than the Lost Cause

Woman in Graham, North Carolina counter-protesting a Black Lives Matter march this past July. Photo by author.


Express Yourself

Words can inspire reflection and growth, instead of prompting attacks

#@?! in block letters against a yellow background.
#@?! in block letters against a yellow background.
Photo: Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images


This Is Us

It’s painful and exhausting to ‘mask’ Autism — but I have no other choice

Photo of a man with his eyes covered by flowers.
Photo of a man with his eyes covered by flowers.
Photo: Noah Buscher/Unsplash


This Is Us

It’s society that needs to transform, not my nonbinary body

Photo of blooming cherry blossoms against a bright blue sky.
Photo of blooming cherry blossoms against a bright blue sky.
Photo: Anders Jildén/Unsplash


This Is Us

Light-skinned and part of the problem

Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Photo: Pasha Gray/Nappy

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