Nicaragua is on its sixth day of violent civil unrest that has left over 30 dead, 47 missing, over 200 injured all with little coverage in mainstream media. If you’re looking for information and tools to help, Andrea Granera has compiled a list of resources as she stays up to date with family in the midst of protests.
Consistent glorification of black women’s triumphs made in defiance – but without any acknowledgement of the forces we are, in fact, defying – is nothing more than a useless and hollow performance of wokeness that translates into nothing. Idolization is just another form of dehumanization.
For those who find themselves ready for active participation in upcoming planned events, we wanted to pass along these tips to best prepare you for any potential situations you may encounter. We will try to keep this list updated as any new information is altered or gathered (invitation to please send along additional info you may find valuable and not listed!). While we cannot assure you of what will or will not take place at these events, we can assure that we will be as prepared as possible and full of love.
Donald Trump is not my President. He will never have the honor of being referred to as my President. It’s not me who put him there, and it sure as shit wasn’t my people. NOT MY PRESIDENT is our newest series made up of personal stories intended to create a space for healing and empowerment amidst the current political climate.
Here’s the thing no one tells you: studying abroad is extremely difficult. Put that together with being a woman of color in the middle of a country whose language you do not speak and, well, it’s expected to be a bumpy ride. It is a harsh reality when you are stripped of your cultural identity and thrown to the sharks, a reality I will admit I struggled with quite deeply.
Modern Girl Kristen shares with us some of her favorite books and movies from a Sexual Identity & Culture course she took at her college.
For MGs, it is most essential during these trying, tragic times and highly politically charged moments, to stay critical of the environment that surrounds us. It is our active duty as citizens, and as allies, to question the social structures in place that have delegated such unequal justice. Be critical. Do not be complacent. Call out injustice if you are privileged enough to have the voice to do so. Remember that our lives begin to end the moment we decide to become silent about the things that matter. And #BLACKLIVESMATTER