20-Something Survival

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Color Me Black

Yo, Black is whack. Black is what I am behind closed doors when no one is watching. Or, what I am when everyone is watching: When blonde hair turns to cornrows or Bantu knots to “mini buns.” Black, is the… Continue Reading →

In Response to the Violence in Orlando: Love Harder, Whoever You Are

Forty-nine—more than my family added to the number of close friends who make my life lovely.  After the Charleston shooting, I read about all the victims and had moments of silence for each.  Could I do that this time?  What… Continue Reading →

15 Signs You Might Be Indoorsy

Indoorsy: adj. One who prefers the confinements of enclosed places over that of outside spaces or those that are mostly outdoors. You have repeatedly chosen a library or café over a park to work or relax in. You have ever… Continue Reading →

Against Me!’s HB2 Protest is as Important as it is Punk

Last week, Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of legendary punk band, Against Me!, set her birth certificate ablaze onstage in Durham, North Carolina in protest against NC’s HB2 bill, which requires transgender people to use public restrooms that match… Continue Reading →

Pod People #9: Beef and Dairy Network

At first glance, a podcast called Beef and Dairy Network might seem like a weird addition to the comedy and pop culture-savvy Maximum Fun podcast network. With its simple logo and the cheery straight-faced delivery of its host, it would… Continue Reading →

How the Simpsons Represent Young Adults from Another Time

Now on its 27th season, the Simpsons, though well beyond its golden era, continues to pump out new episodes. I have never lived in a world without the Simpsons on the air, but the world has changed significantly since the show’s… Continue Reading →

Pod People #8: 2 Dope Queens and Embedded

This spring, it seems like the podcast world has taken the seasonal feeling of growth and renewal to heart. Promising new shows are suddenly popping up everywhere, including two great ones from NPR and public radio powerhouse WNYC. From WNYC,… Continue Reading →

Pod People #7: Alice Isn’t Dead

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast cult darling. The show, which takes the form of increasingly bizarre community radio updates in the titular small town of Night Vale, delivers strange, funny and creepy stories with… Continue Reading →

When Laws Erase History

Last week, despite protests from senators and The National Council of Teachers of English, as well as the National Coalition Against Censorship, Virginia has approved a bill allowing parents to block explicit sexual content in schools. Lani, you may be… Continue Reading →

In Defense of “20-Something” Women

In honor of International Women’s Day I’ve decided to write an article in the defense of “20-Something” women. This is not a defense of 20 specific women, but rather a defense of women who, like myself, are currently between the… Continue Reading →

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