• Politics

    Back to Brunch, Baby!

    Alright everyone, get out your champagne flutes, pop those bottles, and pour some OJ, because we are going back to brunch, baby! America is ridin’ with Biden! The man, the myth, the neoliberal legend Joseph Robinette Biden is the President-Elect, which inevitably means that we can return to “normal.” MSNBC pundits can go back to bullying The Left, middle-class liberals can go back to ignoring politics altogether, and Sarah Cooper can go back to…wait…um, what is Sarah Cooper gonna do now that there’s no more Bad Orange Man for her to impersonate in her cringe TikToks?  Strap in friends because I am abandoning civility today, instead, I am going to…

  • Friday Five

    Friday Five

    Welcome to the grand premiere of the Friday Five! Each Friday, I’ll be choosing five important news stories that you should be aware of, with a particular focus on international stories that may not be “front-page news” in American media outlets. I’ll also include links where you can read more about these issues.  #EndSARS: Police Shoot Peaceful Protestors in Nigeria On Tuesday, October 20th, the Nigerian Army opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protestors in Lagos, Nigeria, killing an unknown number of people. Eyewitnesses that spoke to the BBC estimated that as many as 20 people were shot and killed at the Lekki toll gate around 7:00pm. Multiple reports…

  • Politics

    Voter Guide 2020

    It’s election season folks! And despite the fact that the majority of media coverage is dedicated to the two geriatric, fracking-loving candidates running for the Big Office, the truth is that this election decides so much more than the presidency.  In California, one thing we can always count on is a long, complicated ballot full of local and state propositions for voters to decide on (that’s direct democracy in action, baby!) You’ve probably seen ads for and against certain propositions on TV or social media, and it can be hard to make a decision with so much biased information out there.  The idea behind this voter guide is to give…

  • Abolition,  Human Rights

    Justice for Breonna Taylor Means Abolishing the Police

    Our current justice system is not equipped to give justice to victims like Breonna Taylor. The only way to bring meaningful change to our communities and prevent future police violence is through the abolition of police and the prison industrial complex.  Breonna Taylor loved to sing the blues with her grandma. She was an EMT who enjoyed her job and dreamed of becoming a nurse. She had plans to buy her own home, get engaged, and start a family. Her mother called the 26-year-old “the glue of the family.” On March 13th shortly after midnight, Louisville police used a battering ram to enter Breonna Taylor’s apartment unannounced. Breonna’s boyfriend, Kenneth…

  • Politics

    Don’t #Settle for the Status Quo. A Better World is Possible.

    “Voting Blue No Matter Who” is not going to save us. It’s time to divest from politicians and invest in our communities. “Vote Blue No Matter Who.” These five words have become the mantra of liberal Democrats during this election cycle. It is a doctrine of pragmatism; the idea that the wreckage of the past four years has become so insufferable that any candidate, no matter how terrible in their own right, is an acceptable alternative to our current leader.  Trump famously bragged that he could “shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue,” and his supporters would still remain loyal to him, and I don’t doubt the veracity of…

  • Politics

    It Didn’t Have To Be Like This.

    It’s been a year of unmatched suffering for millions of people in the United States, and around the world. As of this week, over 164,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. Those 164,000 leave behind hundreds of thousands of grieving family members who are now left without their mothers, fathers, siblings, and children. In addition to the recent lives lost to the novel coronavirus, millions of more people are unemployed, and thousands of businesses have already closed their doors for good as a result of the economy’s closure. And still, millions of more people face eviction and homelessness, with no way to pay their rent after…

  • Personal Musings

    Introduction

    “Oh great, another girl with a blog.” Yeah, I’m thinking the same thing. I’ve hesitated starting this blog for a long time. In an age where we’re constantly overwhelmed with information, I’m a firm believer that not everyone has to have an opinion on everything. But if you follow me on social media, you know that I have opinions, lots of them, and I rarely ever shut up about them. And though I use social media as a tool to share information and educate others, Instagram stories are ultimately not the best format for sharing long-form analysis, so here I am: another girl with a blog. If you are reading…