Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Being “well-spoken” and “acting white” doesn’t protect me.
I didn’t feel like I belonged in either of my homelands.
Sometimes a conversation just doesn’t need your input.
I was never the girl in that Weezer song.
Plus thoughts on Antonio Martin, One Direction, and gynandromorphs.
Thoughts on Ferguson and the rest of the world.
Most of our beliefs come from our own experiences—but it’s way too easy to stop there.
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