#WorldRefugeeDay2017

Hey guys! Just in case you didn’t know, today is world refuge day. According to the UNHCR, there are about 65.6 million forcibly displaced people world wide. That’s almost 66 million people who were forced to uproot their lives and their families and flee for safety, they had to literally run for their lives. This…

Racism: The Great Divide

Racism is vile and ugly and I hate it. But the worst part is, it comes up when you least expect it. I have many friends, family, and loved ones who are people of color, and I love them to death. But I’ve come to realize that sometimes racism isn’t just that simple. While I…

Failure is Always an Option

Everyone know the feeling, the emptiness in the pit of their stomach when they see all they have worked for crumble right in front of their eyes. Of all the experiences and feelings we have throughout our lives, it seems like failure in one the ones that really seem to stick. Even years later we…

Musical Shenanigans

Hey, guys! I wanted to take a quick break from serious stuff and talk about some music. I mean, it’s obviously one of my favorite things so, why not? So anyone who knows me pretty well knows that I love artists that are quirky and kinda under the radar. So here are a few artists…

A Quick Shoutout

Hey, guys! Sorry, it’s  been so long since my last post. But in light of Mothers day (Happy late Mothers-day for any moms out there) I wanted to talk about moms. Moms are amazing. They do a lot of stuff. I’m actually pretty sure that when you have a child you are gifted with some…

Syria – What We Can Do to Help

With all the heartbreak and tragedy going on in Syria a lot of people are starting to ask, “How can we help?” This is great! The American people have always been more effective than our government when it comes to offering aid. In times of chaos, we have come together to reach out and support one…

Effecting Change Effectivly

Every morning when I wake up, one truth becomes more evident. Times are changing. The subtle stroke of optimism in me wants to believe things are changing for the better. For the first time in centuries people from all walks of life, from different generations, and from different ethnic backgrounds, are coming together to bring healthy…

Hating is Easy, Loving is Harder

For Americans, and much of the world the events of September 11, 2001 changed our lives forever. Even though I was very young at the time I still have very distinct memories of 9/11. I don’t only remember the tragedy, but also the miracle of the unsurpassed unity that happened in the aftermath of the…

Erasing the Stigma: Part One

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five of America adults have experienced a mental illness. So chances are either you are one of those people or someone you know is. Yet, despite the frequency of mental illness in the United States; there is still a stigma that surrounds mental illness and…

Hey Guys!

So in a fit of passion I posted about unity before I even made my first post. Figures. However, unity is crucial and will be the reason we will overcome the struggles ahead of all of us. I will be posting from time to time; sometimes it will be on issues I believe are important,…