"I will never forgive you for what you did. But I will forever use the lessons I learned."
As the lyric “Pa arriba esa bandera” replays over and over in my head, I am filled with pride and gratitude for the people who are paving the way in spaces that people like me were excluded from
Since when is the level of human decency one receives determined by the place of our birth?
It’s not trivial to navigate the suffocating, murky, and infinite water of activism, but it is moments like the Princeton Prize Symposium that make you realize it is indeed possible.
While I have been mocked and stereotyped for something I can’t control, people can just add freckles when they have been deemed “popular,” and their followers will want to follow this new trend as well.
My physical being does not tell you that I am ethically driven to succeed in all that I do, and I refuse to be put into a box.
In the first few months of 2020, I think that many of us had the automatic assumption that this year would be different given that it was the start of a new decade
The police officer, however, did something I did not expect—he pulled me over
If you don’t feel comfortable conforming, defy expectations. You don’t have to be hide parts of your personality because you feel like other people are not okay with you.
What about the facets of our personality that refuse to conform to a set rhythm, and hence compose their own tune?
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