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I just finished viewing a documentary about dark-skinned Black females, women with melanin magic, women…

The Spiritual Fruits of Learning to See

On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, anxiety is mounting over the looming prospect…

October is “Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month”

My four-year-old daughter, Xun — her name means wind in Chinese — started attending the…

Students vs. the Shutdown: The Unheard Voices of the COVID Generation

Over the summer, the members of my high school’s debate club Zoomed in from countries…

What It Means to “Trust the Body” in The Time of Trump

“Facts matter” flashes across screens constantly as an important contrast to the swirl of misinformation…

The Stolen Birth Certificate: A Bastard Moment Memoir

In June 1989 my adoptive mom died about three weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke.…

Art Reborn: How the Pandemic Transformed my Art and its Purpose

Life changed for everyone around the globe with the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus took its…

Navigating the College Experience During a Pandemic

In all honesty, having Covid derail my senior year wasn’t a fun experience. No prom,…

COVID-19: On Interconnectedness

Perhaps ultimately, spiritual simply means experiencing wholeness and interconnectedness directly, a seeing that individuality and…

Singing for Support

My name is Daisy Close and I am 16 years old from Plano, Texas. I am a…

The Real Reason for the Embarrassing State of my Toenails This Summer

Like so many others, I do everything from home these days. And consequently, I rarely…

Breathing Space: An American Muslim Experiences Protests and Rallies

“It’s like Eid prayer at the convention center,” My eight year old daughter looked up…