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Category: personal essays

Monkey See, Monkey Do (Part 3): The Flag

One of the best friendships I ever had took four years to build, but only one moment to destroy.

Monkey See, Monkey Do (Part 2): Country Girl

My early days of living in a largely White rural community weren’t as challenging as one might have expected. But as I would find out, there were always signs that a history not learned from was bound to be repeated.

Monkey See, Monkey Do: How Racism Is Bred (Intro)

If racism was created, it can also be destroyed. Understanding how it is bred and spread can help us end it once and for all. In the intro of this new blog series, we’ll discuss the importance of sharing our experiences in the fight against racism.

California Dreamin’

The tale of how a seemingly harmless midnight snack led me to contemplate California and its lost magic.

Thankful.

On a day like today, memories of the past remind me of the value of being thankful everyday of the year– not just on Thanksgiving.