Thank you for growing up with us.
I don’t always want to laugh at my pain, but laughter is an involuntary act.
“Through the artists I look up to and the community I have cultivated, I now know that I am enough.”
On America’s work obsession, and the critical need to prioritize mental health.
Things to keep in mind during periods of self-doubt.
“There are people and outlets to help you carry that weight, but you have to be the one to find them before it gets too heavy.”
My school’s new dress code is meant to protect students, but it antagonizes an expression of black identity.
Hearing stories about my aunt limited my view of my mental illness. Talking to her expanded it.
Both things are true: I’m proud to be queer, and I have so much more to offer than who I choose to kiss.
I chose aviation studies because I’d never heard of a female pilot who was also a refugee.
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