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What It Means to Have A Friend Who Doesn’t Support Your Right to Live

It’s a shame that I’m writing this, but I have to. It isn’t my intention to call anyone out… or maybe it is. Maybe it is my intention to call out this friend and all the other “friends” out there that justify their racism with “it’s my opinion” or “I have black friends.” Over the…

Privilege in the Age of Instagram

Capturing one’s youth comes with a side of privilege. You didn’t have to order it, in fact it isn’t even on the menu, but it’s baked into what you’re eating. What do you mean?  Often times, here in the Western world we forget that our luxuries are luxuries. Nowadays, our daily lives are recorded in…

The Race Card and Other Adult Games

Every now and then I’ll get the inevitable question that I suspect every person of colour writing about being a person of colour gets: Why can’t you just forget about race? And while I find the question to be so incredibly ignorant and offensive I do my best to explain the reasons why I can’t…

Pussy for Privilege: Part One

“He’s gone, it’s time to lose the weight and move on.” “Don’t marry anyone too dark.” “Why is your hair like this?” “Oh my god, I’m in shock.” “You look so good.” “Is this hair yours? Is it relaxed?” “Men like curly hair, but nothing too kinky.” “Marry a white man.” Here are just a…

RANT: On WHITE Guilt

I’m writing about White Guilt today to address some ignorant comments and messages I’ve received lately. For those of you who don’t know White Guilt is defined as the individual or collective guilt felt by some white people for harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by whites both historically and currently. Some narcissists…

RANT: Popular Culture and Female Bodies-Part 2

Popular Culture and Female Bodies It’s remarkable how silly sexism can be in contemporary society. I remember the presidential campaign of 2008 when Hilary Clinton ran against Barrack Obama and a boy said, “She won’t win.” “Why not?” I asked him. He said, “No offense, but a woman shouldn’t be president;  they’re too sensitive and…

RANT: How Black People Act White – Part 1

According to Wikipedia, an Oreo is “a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a cream filling in between.”[1] On the other hand, according to Urban Dictionary an Oreo refers to a person of colour who is “black on the outside and white on the inside.”[2] White on the inside “meaning anything from speaking…

Oreos & Other things that Piss Me off

Tonight’s article is about the popular derogatory term “Oreo.” The term is often used to describe a person of colour who possesses skills and talents that are thought to be beyond their skin colour. With that in mind, it refers to the idea that a person is dark on the outside and “white” on the…

Melting Pot x Leaf Jerlefia

I got angry last night and wrote two posts that I’ve never been more passionate about. Last year I struggled to define the thematic of this blog: deciding whether it was a portfolio for the Head in the Sky Series, or poetry platform, or a diary. I entered 2016 not knowing what this blog would…